Recycling

The University of Arkansas is committed to becoming a zero-waste institution by mid-century. One of the best ways to reach this goal is to raise awareness and participation for our campus recycling programs. Whether you are a student, parent, staff or faculty, or a Razorback Athletics fan, your recycling efforts are an important part of sustainability at the U of A. For those who live off campus or want to recycle additional materials, find out about the City of Fayetteville's Recycle Something campaign.

razorback recyclingRazorback Recycling is the university's central recycling operation. You can find them at 434 Eastern Avenue just north of PMC Solutions on Mitchell Street between the hours of 7:30am and 4:00pm, Monday through Friday. But the best thing about Razorback Recycling is that they come to you! Deskside recycling bins can be emptied into the large hallway bins, which are collected regularly.

Razorback Recycling manages the collection of white and mixed paper, cans and bottles, cardboard, and fluorescent lights. Please refer to the recycling guide for specific instructions for each of these materials. In addition, a team of biological engineering research interns has developed this map of all outdoor trash and recycling bins on campus.

Deskside Quad System

deskside quad recycling system The convenient quad system is meant to be used alongside small office trash bins. To request a deskside quad system like the one pictured to the right for your workspace, simply contact the Recycling Coordinator:

Gary Enzor
genzor@uark.edu
479-575-3028
Office: PPRC, Bldg. 1

Includes:

  • Plastics #1-7
    • Plastic bottles
    • Detergent bottles
    • Plastic bags
    • Plastic utensils
    • Bubble wrap
    • Clean food containers
    • Plastic cups
    • Bottle caps/lids
  • Aluminum cans
  • Steel cans
  • Glass bottles

Excludes:

  • Styrofoam
  • Yogurt lids
  • Aluminum foil
  • Food remains
  • Paint cans
  • Lightbulbs
  • Ceramic
  • Pens
cans and bottles recycling bin label

Includes:

  • Computer printout
  • Adding machine
  • Green bar
  • Photocopy
  • Typing paper
  • Letterhead
  • Accounting ledger
  • Index cards
  • Envelopes (no windows)

Excludes:

  • Newsprint
  • Napkins
  • Magazines
  • Phone books
  • Post-its
  • Colored paper
  • Paper wrapper
  • Booklets
white paper recycling bin label

Includes:

  • Color paper
  • Newspaper
  • Slick paper
  • Magazine
  • Folders
  • Envelopes (with windows)
  • Engineering paper
  • Post-its

Excludes:

  • Carton paper
  • Wax paper
  • White ledger
  • Rubber bands
  • Candy wrappers
  • Napkins
mixed paper recycling bin label

The U of A Bookstore handles recycling of both rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries, printer and toner cartridges, and cell phones. Bins that accept these items can be found around campus in the following locations:

  • Administration Building – 4th floor
  • Facilities Maintenance – past the key office
  • Grad Ed Building – 1st floor student lounge
  • Kimpel Hall – 1st floor
  • Old Main – 5th floor
  • Uptown – 1st floor, west wing
  • Walton College of Business Building – 1st floor

In addition, on the second Friday of every month, the U of A Computer Store collects personal computer equipment, parts, and electronics for recycling between the hours of 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Garland Center dock. This service is only available the second Friday of every month to ensure the collected items are acceptable, non-hazardous, and not University owned. University-owned equipment cannot be dropped off; if you need to dispose of University owned equipment please visit surplus.uark.edu for more information.

Includes:

  • Computers
  • Laptops
  • Printers
  • Copiers
  • Scanners
  • Servers
  • Cell Phones
  • Tablets

Excludes:

  • Any electronics with fluid
  • CRT monitors and televisions
  • LCD monitors and televisions
  • Solder pastes/solder guns
  • Bio-fluids/medical equipment
electronic waste recycling bin label

The Office for Sustainability encourages campus departments and student organizations to aim for zero waste at their events. To support this goal, we have equipment available for free checkout, including portable cans and bottles recycling receptacles (ClearStreams), laminated signs, a Zero Waste Event banner, and scale for weighing waste to calculate diversion rates. Learn more and register your zero waste event here.

The City of Fayetteville has many ways of collecting recyclables. Visit the Recycle Something campaign website to learn about how and what you can recycle through the City of Fayetteville.

Visit the Washington County Department of Environmental Affairs website to find out about other recycling and safe waste disposal programs available to residents.