Facilities Services manages the collection of recyclable items on the Dominguez Hills campus. We encourage you to actively participate and support the recycling activities on our campus. A few good reasons why you should are:
1) Landfills are expensive and space is diminishing;
2) Toxic materials need to be separated so they don't leach into our groundwater;
3) Existing law requires state agencies to adopt a waste management plan and divert at least 50% solid waste from landfill. Senate Bill 1016, Solid Waste Disposal Measurement Act of 2008, allows for focus on waste management program implementation rather than numerical measurement of the disposal rate, and thereby eliminating the necessity for an annual generation study; and
4) As energy costs continue to rise and natural resources become depleted, it is more important than ever to make environmentally-friendly choices to protect our earth for current and future generations.
Recycling containers are provided to faculty, staff, students, and visitors throughout the campus, and collection is performed by the campus' Recycling Coordinator. Please place only recyclable materials in the collection containers marked for recycling. See the lists below of what can and cannot be recycled.
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday
Location: Physical Plant (Map to Building 80) [PDF]
(310) 243-2161 or 3804
Blue Recycle Containers
The blue recycling containers come in three (3) different sizes. They are "small" for under the desk, "medium" for hallways, lobbies, or large offices, and "large" (wheeled) for copy rooms and storage rooms.
What items and materials can and cannot be recycled?
|Recycle||Do not recycle|
|Paper, including cardboard*||Aerosol cans|
|Envelopes and junk mail||Ceramic materials|
|Phone books, magazines, and newsprint||Food|
|Books (paperback and hardback)||Hazardous material|
|Plastics (#1 and #2)||Light bulbs|
|All empty beverage containers||Paper cups or paper towels|
|Glass, plastic, and aluminum||Stryofoam|
Other items accepted for recycling are scrap metal,
The following universal waste and materials require special handling for recycling or disposal. Please use the guidelines below:
Staff and faculty with e-waste that originated on campus (with a CSUDH inventory sticker) should contact the Asset Manager to arrange for pick up.
What do we do with the recyclable items?
All recyclable materials are transported to our recycling area located at the Physical Plant yard. The materials are then separated into different categories and placed in three yard containers, which are then sent to our recycling vendor for recycling.
For questions regarding recycling, or if your container needs emptying, or to request additional containers, please contact the Recycling Coordinator at (310) 243-2161, or email Jose Robledo.
The Recycling Coordinator welcomes your comments, concerns, and suggestions that will assist in improving this noteworthy university program.