UWRF has an active recycling program.
Recycled items include:
- Lead acid batteries
- Oil and oil filters
- Used computer components
- Ink jet cartridges
- Food grease is converted to biodiesel
- Light bulbs and fluorescent tubes
- Yard clippings are brought to the University Farm for composting
- Wood materials are brought to the City of River Falls for chipping
National Recyclemania Competition Participation: Previous Competition Results
All types of batteries are recyclable on campus following the below instructions. Batteries cannot go in the normal recycling contains on campus. This is a specialty program that UWRF is participating in.
- Please turn in all lead-acid batteries to a member of the custodial staff or email email@example.com to coordinate a pickup.
Dry Cell Batteries:
- Dry cell batteries include Alkaline, Nickel, Nickel-Cadmium, Lithium, Lithium-Ion, Zinc Air, etc. Certain dry cell batteries require that their terminals be covered with a piece of tape before being added to the collection containers. Please review Instructions for Recycled Battery Taping before recycling your batteries.
- There is a publicly accessible battery collection tube in the University Center Involvement Center just around the corner from the Information Desk. There is also a little bucket in each mailroom in the academic buildings for faculty and staff.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding the battery collection and recycling process.