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Campus Sustainability Office


What do you want to Recycle? 

Plastic bags

Batteries and cell phones

Writing utensils

Toner cartridges and light bulbs

E-Waste

Reusable furniture, office supplies, and household items

Other items: glass, ceramics, broken appliances, large plastic items, etc.


Plastic bags

Plastic Bags

As a student initiative at the University, there are SIX BINS on campus dedicated to collection of clean plastic bags

Bags are sorted and given to Winnipeg Harvest for them to use to make emergency food kits. Bags not used for kits are recycled.

Locations:

  • Richardson College for the Environment Atrium
  • 2nd floor of Duckworth Centre (by the elevator) 
  • Riddell Atrium 
  • 4th floor Centennial Hall Buffeteria
  • An/X
  • 1st and 2nd floor Buhler Centre

Check out the Facebook group HERE or visit the Campus Sustainability Map to find a location nearest to you.

Note: Plastic bags are NOT recyclable as part of the University's main recycling stream and should NOT be placed in hallway recycling bins. 


Batteries and Cell Phones

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Call2Recycle accepts cell phones, and rechargeable or single-use batteries weighing less than 5 kg each. 

Drop off boxes are located throughout campus in most department photocopy rooms, libraries, and at security desks. Can't find one? Contact us or visit the Campus Sustainability Map.


Writing Utensils

Accepted materials for writing utensilrecycling

Accepted Waste:

  • Pens & Mechanical pensils
  • Markers, Sharpies and highlighters 
  • Whiteboard markers

Locations: 

  • Richardson College fo the Environment Study Nook
  • 4th floor Main Campus Library 
  • 2nd floor Buhler
  • 7th floor Rice Centre

 Can't find one? Visit the Campus Sustainability Map or Contact us.


Toner Cartridges and Light Bulbs

toner cartridge

Collected in the mailroom/shipping bay accessible through the 1st floor of Manitoba Hall (West). 


E-Waste

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The University periodically collects E-Waste for recycling. Contact the Sustainability Office or Physical Plant Office to arrange for drop-off/pick-up. Items are collected in the mailroom/shipping bay accessible through the 1st floor of Manitoba Hall (West). 

Items include: 

  • Computer towers, monitors, and other parts
  • Printers and photocopiers
  • Cords and network boxes
  • Small electronics

**For items that are still in working condition, see our REUSE page


Reusable office supplies

Reusable furniture, office supplies, and household items

See our REUSE page


Other items: broken glass, ceramics, broken appliances, large plastic items, etc.

Winnipeg residents can drop off materials at 4R Depots. See their extensive list of items that can be recycled, reused, composted or resold. 

http://www.winnipeg.ca/waterandwaste/recycle/4rdepots/default.stm