REQUIREMENT: All AS offices must have at least one recycling bin for every landfill bin and at least one easily accessible compost bin and at least one easily accessible electronic waste bin.
REQUIREMENT: All AS-funded events held on campus or in Isla Vista must have at least one compost bin and recycling bin for every landfill bin.
REQUIREMENT: All waste bins must be labeled with clear signage describing what items should be placed in the bin. AS Recycling is responsible for all signage.
REQUIREMENT: Electronic waste (defined as anything electronic or battery powered, or component parts such as ink cartridges, batteries, light bulbs and cables) should be disposed of in an AS Recycling electronic waste bin.
RECOMMENDATION: All printing, purchasing choices, and event planning should be done with waste minimization in mind.
RECOMMENDATION: AS entities and services may request a special pickup from AS Recycling of full or partially full paint containers, or take paint directly to UCSB Environmental Health and Safety.
Waste reduction requires individual action. No matter how hard A.S. Recycling and other groups work to place recycling and compost bins and label them with what goes in each, their effort won’t make a difference if you don’t pay attention and just throw everything in the trash anyway. Take time to learn what goes in recycling and compost bins, sort out all items, and discard of everything properly! Most importantly, remember that all waste in A.S. spaces is emptied and often sorted by hand by student workers, so don’t dump liquids or old food in the wrong place and leave them to sort it out.
If you need signage to know what goes in each bin, you can download and print your own here! If you need a recycling bin or don’t know where your nearest compost or electronic waste bin is located, just ask.
For waste service for events, contact A.S. Recycling.