Cleaning out your office?

If you are cleaning out your office, the UK Recycling office can help you.

General Recycling - If you have a large amount of these items listed below, request large All-in-One recycling containers (50 gallon), and you can place all these items in the same containers, mixed in (no sorting needed):

  • White or colored paper (with non-confidential information)
  • Cardstock Paper
  • Newspaper
  • Magazines/Catalogs
  • Fliers/Brochures
  • Posters
  • Junk Mail
  • File folders
  • Envelopes
  • Index Cards
  • Course Packs
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Plastic Bottles and Jugs
  • Glass Bottles
  • Cardboard Boxes
  • Cardboard Tubes
  • Boxboard – such as empty tissue boxes, envelope boxes, cracker boxes

Stapled papers are fine.  Please no Styrofoam, cups (plastics or paper), packaging material or any other plastic material.

 

Paper with Confidential Information – if you have paper with confidential material, request Confidential Paper containers with lock (96 gallons).  The material will be shredded and then recycled.  Please, only paper should be placed in this container.

 

Other Items - You can also recycle the items listed below.  Just contact the UK Recycling office at recycle@uky.edu, with details on what items you have, and we will give you instructions on how to recycle them, or provide the correct container.

  • Hardbound Books
  • Spiral Bounds Reports
  • 3 Ring Binders (with paper or empty)
  • CDs, DVD, VHs tapes and other media
  • Printer Cartridges and Toners
  • Batteries

All other items must be surplused, including unwanted furniture, all electronics, and small appliances.  Just visit the UK Surplus website and fill out the surplus form. 

Click here to open a flier you can share with your staff as needed.