Recycling and Disposal Guide

Are you looking for general campus recycling? Please visit UCSC's Regulated Waste Management Homepage or Non-Regulated Waste Management Homepage.

UCSC is working hard to reduce the campus waste stream, and the campus community is highly supportive of recycling and waste reduction.

The following webpages contain information only for University generated waste.
Information about Non-University waste generated in the: 

  • City of Santa Cruz can be found here.
  • County of Santa Cruz can be found here.

link to lab recycling guide

Regulated Wastes


Aerosol Cans Laboratory Sharps More Info
Asbestos Waste Medicine/Personal Sharps Bicycle Parts
Batteries Oil Styrofoam Info
Biohazardous or Medical Waste Paint Kimberly Clark Nitrile Gloves
Cell Phones Photographic Chemicals
Compressed Gas Cylinders Radioactive Waste
Electronic Waste Refrigerators/Appliances/Equipment Disposal
Empty Containers Regulated Lights
Hazardous Waste Treated Wood Waste
Inkjet, Laserjet, & Toner Cartridges

If you have further questions or need additional information please contact Environmental Health & Safety at 459-2553 or the Resource Recovery at 459-3671.

If your waste stream was not listed above or you have ideas on how to improve this website please contact Environmental Health & Safety at