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Recycling & Resource Management

View of a Recycling truckThe Department of Recycling & Resource Management is responsible for offering essential recycling, waste minimization and waste removal services to the Stony Brook University community. The Departments' fundamental goals are to provide essential services, minimize University environmental impact, increase operating efficiency, satisfy compliance regulations and to make it easier for our community to recycle. The Department of Recycling & Resource Management also provides essential recycling services and infrastructure to the Stony Brook University community, including the pickup of many recyclables and deployment of exterior receptacles.

Stony Brook University recycles all of the following materials:

  • Paper
  • Bottles & Cans, Including Plastics #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7
  • Scrap Metals
  • Tires
  • Vehicle Motor Oil
  • Wood Debris & Yard Waste
  • Office Equipment
  • Clothing
  • Construction & Demolition Debris
  • E-Waste (Used Cell Phones, Computers, Electronics, etc.)
  • Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Wood Pallets
  • Mattresses
  • Residential Furniture
  • Mercury
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Printer Toner & Ink
  • Carpet
  • Ceiling Tiles
  • Pre-Consumer Food

Over the past five (5) years, the University has recycled the following quantity of products:

Annual Recycling Figures (In Tons)
Product 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
Paper (including Cardboard) 1,327.75 1,434.55 1,092.57 1,153.70 1,357.60
Bottles, Cans & Plastic Types #1-7 140.60 87.11 93.30 88.07 90.92
Scrap Metal 125.97 146.61 83.89 390.61 177.90
Batteries 6.09 4.92 2.42 10.85 2.80
Tires 18.36 3.56 6.00 11.80 3.10
Motor Oil 13.56 8.58 3.10 5.50 5.08
Wood Debris / Yard Waste 1,899.96 2,000.00 2,500.00 3,000.00 8,000.00
Office Equipment 4.23 4.85 20.00 20.00 80.00
Clothing 54.37 32.58 13.39 13.67 16.30
Construction & Demolition Debris 65,074.65 28,500.00 28,944.37 40,950.50 40,950.50
E-Waste 29.08 28.07 31.70 50.03 80.2
Fluorescent Light Bulbs 12.53 11.02 13.75 11.74 21.50
Wood Pallets 35.26 115.29 111.13 97.56 64.55
Mattresses & Boxsprings - 25.24 26.00 15.12 15.54
Residential Furniture - 18.30 5.60 4.20 -
Mercury 0.39 0.58 0.07 0.29 0.12
Auctioned 75.84 29.26 110.66 104.90 49.20
Vegetable Oil & Dining Hall Grease 15.96 16.33 16.33 10.06 9.80
Toner & Ink Cartridges 3.47 5.53 6.03 18.61 7.50
Carpet 50.04 45.00 43.20 34.68 5.40
Ceiling Tiles 7.68 - - 0.10 0.10
Pre-Consumer Food - 17.56 9.31 32.40 36.30
Totals (In Tons) 68,895.79 32,534.94 33,132.82 46,024.39 50,974.42
Waste Figures (In Tons)
Product 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
Totals (In Tons) 8,761.04 8,642.73 7,524.02 8,132.15 8,278.14
Summary - Recycling Statistics
  2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
SBU Diversion Rate (%) 30.37 31.83 35.76 38.42 54.77
Pounds Recycled Per Capita (In Pounds/Person) 186.39 190.14 196.02 240.24 469.08
Pounds Waste Generated Per Capita (In Pounds/Person) 427.36 407.27 352.12 385.04 387.38

Should you have any questions, please contact Recycling & Resource Management at (631) 632-9297 or via email at: recycling@stonybrook.edu.

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