What to recycle
VCU Recycling accepts a wide variety of paper products and other materials for recycling.
Remove Styrofoam packing material and breakdown. We also accept empty pizza boxes.
Cereal and food boxes, file folders of all colors, hardcover textbooks, junk mail, magazines, newspapers, paperback books, phone books, shredded office paper (place in a bag for collection), spiral notebooks, white and colored paper.
Plastics, metals and glass
Plastic containers marked #1-7, to include: detergent and shampoo bottles and yogurt containers, aluminum and metals cans, glass containers (all colors). Note: plastic bags/film and lab/Pyrex glass are NOT ACCEPTED.
Computers, copiers, monitors, printers, scanners and microwaves. Cables, keyboards, mice and speakers are also accepted.
Departments need go to through Facilities Management Surplus Property prior to arranging for pick-up.
Ink-jet and toner cartridges
Place your used ink-jet or toner cartridges in the prepaid mailing envelope provided by the manufacturer and have VCU Mail pick up.
Ball Office Products will pick up used ink-jet and toner cartridges when orders are placed for office supplies.
Please visit our Documents and online resources page for other options.
Any type of steel and metals to include such items as chairs, desks, filing cabinets, lab and office equipment. Note: These items will be evaluated by the VCU Surplus Property Manger to determine their condition for either reuse or recycling. The Department of General Services will arrange for pick-up.
Wood pallets and other non-treated wood items. No plywood or particle board.