RecyclingRecycling

Indiana Tech strives to be environmentally friendly by recycling and reducing waste wherever possible. We currently recycle:

  • Ink toners/cartridges
  • Batteries
  • Electronic waste
  • Food Waste (kitchen prep waste only)
  • Paper/cardboard, metal, glass, and plastics
  • Grease
  • Oil
  • Mercury-containing objects

Ink/toners cartridges

Ink/toner cartridges are recycled through the Heads Up Foundation. In order to recycle these items, they should be packaged in their original packaging if possible, if not please make sure they are sealed and clearly marked “recycle”. Then place the items near the outgoing mail where they will be picked up and stored until they are picked up by the Heads Up Foundation.

Batteries

Batteries are recycled through Batteries Plus. There are containers throughout the campus for battery disposal. For bigger batteries please contact Building and Grounds Dept.

Electronic waste

Electronic waste such as computers, televisions, microwaves, cell phones, and anything else that may have a circuit board are sent to Oscar Winski, an R2 certified not for profit company that separates all the different types of metal for recycling. None of these components are sent overseas. Contact Buildings and Grounds for questions or drop off locations.

Paper/cardboard, metal, glass, and plastics

These are all recycled through Republic Services. Containers are provided for theses throughout campus.

Grease

Grease from the kitchen is recycled through Fry Tech.

Oil

Oil is recycled through Action Environmental. It is used in a fuel blend for heating.

Mercury-containing objects

Mainly consisting of our lights but includes any other mercury-containing objects, are recycled through Lighting Resources. There the mercury is extracted from the objects collected and reused and glass is then sent off to be recycled.

Additional information

If you have any questions or comments about Tech’s recycling please email the Environmental Management System Coordinator at jmelder@indianatech.edu. For other information and more resources on recycling, visit Earth911.com.