Batteries & Electronic Waste
FACILITIES MANAGEMENT - OFFICE OF REFUSE AND RECYCLING PROGRAM
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WASTE ELECTRONICS INCLUDE (BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO):
- Computers (including keyboard, mouse, CPU, etc.)
- Fax machines
- Copy machines
- Network equipment
- Cell phones
- Radios and stereos
HAZARDOUS METALS FOUND IN ELECTRONICS INCLUDE (BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO):
- Lead: Found in solder, computer or TV monitors (in glass), lead-acid batteries, plastics to resist UV light
- Tin: Found in solder
- Copper: Found in copper wire, printed circuit board tracks
- Aluminum: Found in nearly all electronic goods using more than a few watts of power (heatsinks)
- Iron: Found in steel chassis, cases & fixings
- Silicon: Found in glass, transistors, ICs, printed circuit boards
- Nickel & Cadmium: Found in nickel-cadmium rechargeable batteries
- Lithium: Found in lithium-ion battery
- Zinc: Found in plating for steel parts
- Gold: Found in connector plating, primarily in computer equipment
CD AND DVD RECYCLING
Every year, millions of CD, CD-ROM and DVD disks are thrown in the trash. These disks end up in landfills and incinerators causing unnecessary damage to our environment. Software Central has a central drop off point for old disks to be recycled.
Please only bring the disks themselves, not the boxes or sleeves that they may come in. We encourage you to reuse the plastic "jewelbox" cases that the disks come in to the extent possible. If you have a large number of plastic cases that you need to dispose of, please let us know and we will do what we can to assist you with recycling them. We do not collect the cardboard or paper disk sleeves as they are generally recyclable as paper products. Before bringing your disks in, please ensure that you have erased any sensitive data that they may contain. You can also bring in shredded disks to be recycled.
Any type of digital disk can be recycled under this program, including those containing computer programs, music, video, data, etc. This program applies to all UCLA affiliates, including faculty, staff and students.