On each studio floor, you will find a Re-Use Station. Use these stations to deposit materials in good condition that you no longer need. Then you can check and see if someone has left something that you might be able to use. Remember, it is more important to reuse than to recycle.
There is also a Re-Use station on the 3rd floor north side. This is part of a campus-wide materials exchange program.
The building has centralized waste containers, in public lobbies and the studio floors, with Compost, Paper Recycling, Bottle/Can Recycling and Landfill containers. These containers were purchased with funds from The Green Initiative Fund, a student funded sustainability grant program. The campus has a goal of Zero-Waste by 2020, and Wurster Hall is piloting these containers to improve waste separation and reduce the waste stream going to the landfill.
Waste Container Guide
All food, including meat and dairy. PLA biodegradable plastic #7. Any paper, paper towels, soiled cardboard and raw untreated wood
White paper, colored paper, regular envelopes, window envelopes, soft- and hard-bound books, computer paper, glossy paper, junk mail, magazines, brochures, newspaper, catalogs, files, post-its, copy paper wrap, bound or spiral notebooks, phone books, carbonless forms (NCR), and flattened cardboard boxes. Staples, paper clips, and other fasteners are OK!
BOTTLE AND CAN RECYCLING
All metal and glass containers, as well as plastics #1 and #2
Plastics #3, #4, #5 and #6, styrafoam, snack bags, plastic lined containers, foil tea bags, snack bar wrappers, MDF, plywood, foamcore board, mylar
Certain items should not go into the waste containers, and appropriate containers are provided for their disposal.
BATTERIES should be placed in the Battery disposal container. If possible, place them in a plastic bag first. Battery disposal containers are located in the studios at the Re-Use stations, the Re-Use station at the 3rd floor north side, and in the 477 Student Tech Center. Batteries contain heavy metals and should not go into the landfill.
SHARPS such as razor blades and pins should be disposed of in the red Sharps Container. Sharps placed in landfill bags can injure custodians.
CHEMICAL CONTAINERS such as spray paint and spray adhesive can go into a Landfill container if completely empty, or on the Re-Use station if it still can be used.
FLOURESCENT LIGHT BULBS contain heavy metals. These can be disposed of at the Re-Use station, or at the Facilities Office in room331 Wurster. BROKEN GLASS should be placed in a box, taped up, then put in the Landfill dumpster