General Waste

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General waste disposal applies to all office, cognitive, computational and wet labs of non-hazardous disposals.



  • Equipment Disposal

    • To dispose of unused, unwanted or broken equipment,
      • Complete an Equipment Disposal Form (Excel)
      • Submit form to the CNS Equipment Manager.
        • Be sure to include the UCOP number from the asset tag.  
        • The UCOP number is the number that begins with a year.  
        • For more information, see the Aggie Surplus link.


  • Recyclable Items

    • Visit SUSTAINABLE2ndCENTURY - Recycle, for what you can and can't recycle on campus.
    • Batteries: Small dry-cell batteries can be sent by campus mail to "Batteries for Recycling-ESF." Please do not send wet-cell batteries through the campus mail system.
    • Recycle larger dry-cell batteries and lead acid batteries by submitting them to EH&S through the WASTe Universal Waste disposal prior to the designated pick up day (CNS Hazardous Waste Pick-Up Schedule).
    • Bottles/cans/paper should be disposed in appropriately labeled recycle containers in the building.
    • Wood Pallets: Contact Utilities Solid Waste for disposal.