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Waste Management: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Sustainable Waste Management: Reuse, Reduce, RecycleWaste management services for Kent State University include recycling collection services, chemical waste disposal, refuse disposal, and surplus items and equipment redistribution and disposal.

Campus Recycling Collection Services
Maintaining internal building recycling collection stations, providing educational programs, and scheduling recycling removal from exterior building containers are services provided by University Facilities Management's Grounds shop. Please call 330-672-2345 for more information about these recycling services.

Chemical Waste Disposal
If not handled properly, the disposal of chemical waste can be a serious and costly problem. State and federal “cradle-to-grave” regulations make it illegal to dispose of chemical wastes in any manner except through proper treatment and/or by a licensed company. Containers must be labeled or marked so that their contents are known. Material Safety Data Sheets must be kept with the chemical from the time it is received until that chemical is picked up for disposal. When chemicals are no longer needed or cannot be used, contact the Environmental Health and Safety office at 330-672-1950 for details on the proper methods of collection and/or disposal.

Surplus Items and Equipment Disposal Options
Kent State University Procurement Department maintains the Surplus Items and Equipment Redistribution and/or Disposal program to help redistribute functional equipment throughout the university community, thus saving money and combining resources. For more information about the handling of surplus university equipment, please contact Procurement by calling 330-672-7904.