ECO has partnered with Cartridge World to recycle printer cartridges, toner cartridges, and batteries. ECO receives compensation for some of the cartridges. However, most of what ECO and Cartridge World collect, including all batteries, is recycled at no profit, simply to prevent a polluted and unnecessarily large waste stream.
Collection bins are located at the Norris University Center, the Fiedler Hillel center at 629 Foster St., and 10 Greek houses on campus, which receive monetary compensation for their participation. You can also safely dispose of your compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) at the collection bin at Hillel or at Lemoi Ace Hardware at 1008 Davis St.
Money collected by ECO by selling cartridges to Cartridge World goes to the ECO Bright Ideas Grant for sustainability projects on campus. Money collected by Greek houses (or other student residences) goes to each organization itself, providing a useful and incentivized way to recycle.
For more information or to obtain a bin for your residence, please contact [email protected]