Materials Managed By Waste Management Requirement Other Benefits
Antifreeze Banned from landfills–NC
Auto Batteries Grounds Banned from landfills–NC
Auto Oil and Filters Grounds Banned from landfills–NC
Clean Wood Waste and Pallets OWRR & individual shops and departments Banned from landfills–Orange County
Computers and Computer Equipment Banned from landfills–NC This includes computers, monitors, printers and printing devices, and peripheral computer equipment (except keyboards and mice)
Concrete and Block OWRR & masonry shop Executive Order 156 It is much less expensive to recycle this material
Construction and Demolition Debris OWRR & shops Executive Order 156 Tipping fee for recycling is less than that for landfilling C&D waste
Confidential Paper OWRR Must be shredded Could be contracted out by departments
Containers: Aluminum Cans OWRR Banned from landfills—NC

GS 130A-309.14 requires state agencies to recycle aluminum cans, glass, and plastic bottles

Containers: Glass Bottles and Jars OWRR Executive Order 156

GS 130A-309.14 requires state agencies to recycle aluminum cans, glass, and plastic bottles)

Containers: Plastic Bottles and Jars OWRR Banned from landfills—NC

GS 130A-309.14 requires state agencies to recycle aluminum cans, glass, and plastic bottles

Containers: Steel Cans OWRR Commingled with other containers
Cooking Grease Carolina Dining Services Banned from landfills and water systems Keeps grease out of drains
Corrugated Cardboard OWRR Banned from landfills–Orange County Sale of cardboard generates revenue for the university
Fluorescent Bulbs EHS Banned from landfills—Federal Contain mercury
Food Waste OWRR/Orange County Campus climate action near-term portfolio states Extend compost collection to additional campus dining facilities. 1. Organics are one of our number one targets for carbon footprint reduction
2. Program provided by Orange County
3. Compactors and dumpsters last longer with the food waste handled separately
Freon EHS Banned from landfills-Federal Refrigerants must be removed from equipment before recycling.  Some items have freon removed at the landfill recycling center.
Lab Recycling (pipette tip box recycling) OWRR Highly requested by lab workers. Combine with bottles and cans if made from #2,4, or 5 plastic.
Mercury-containing thermostats GS 130A-310.61
Newspapers, Magazines, Mixed Paper OWRR GS 130A-309.14 requires state agencies to newspapers Newspaper and magazines are standard recyclable items.  By recycling these items, the amount of trash that  housekeeping takes out is reduced.  Thus, allowing them to empty trash less frequently (once per week) and spend time on other duties.
Office Fiber OWRR Executive Order 156

GS 130A-309.14 requires state agencies to office paper

Oyster Shells Banned from landfills–NC
Printer Cartridges (ink jet and toner) OWRR and MMD Hazardous Waste Reusing cartridges saves money and can be a revenue source for university.
Scrap Metal OWRR & individual shops and departments Banned from landfills–Orange County Collected and sold via Surplus.
Televisions Banned from landfills–NC
Tires Grounds Banned from landfills–NC Disposal cost is covered by advance disposal fees charged at the time of purchase
White Goods OWRR and Surplus Banned from landfills–NC  Surplus sells as scrap metal or recycles with County.
Yard Waste Grounds Banned from landfills–NC Processed by grounds and used as mulch on campus