In support of the University’s goal of a 40 percent recycling rate by 2010, the Department
of Physics is implementing an All-In-One recycling program in the Physics Research
As described on the FOD Waste Management website:
The All-In-One recycling program is cost effective and makes recycling convenient
for students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
The pilot program that began in 2006 introduced the concept of All-In-One recycling,
eliminating the need to separate paper, plastic, aluminum, and glass. As a result,
the university’s percentage of recycled materials increased from 17 percent to 25
Funded by a grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, new recycling containers,
made of 100 percent recycled materials, have been strategically placed in classrooms,
hallways, and other public areas around campus. Existing recycling containers also
will accept all recyclables and will be collected on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout
Sixty-five percent of university waste is recyclable, and eighty percent of the waste
from desks is recyclable. To show support for the program, departments are encouraged
to buy recycling containers for offices, break rooms, and other public areas. If
you have any questions about recycling on campus or how to order containers for your
department, please call 292-1528.
As recommended by FOD, the Department has purchased the new style recycling containers
for individual offices and for common areas. Department members can request a desk
side recycling bin from the facility team. Please also note that the existing blue
recycle containers can also be used as all-in-one containers and will have new signage
added to them to clarify this additional functionality.
Bulk bins are two-sided to allow for trash and recyclables in one location. Please
take care to utilize the correct side so that custodial staff can proceed quickly
through their assigned pick-ups. Desk side bins should be set outside the office
door for pickup or emptied into the nearest bulk bin.