In an effort to support a cleaner, greener Campus the Facilities Department has placed recycling bins throughout the Campus. All classrooms, offices and dorm rooms have recycling bins for the community to use in support of this initiative.
NOTE: To reduce the cost of waste removal – Trash compactors and furniture dumpster are for the campus buildings only. Campus Housing tenants must use City of Quincy curbside trash pickup
For your convenience large recycling totes are located on the Loading Platform for the collection of the following recyclables:
- Paper (white and colored)
- Cans and bottles
- Plastic and glass
These items can be put into any bin (no separation is needed). All office areas are responsible for bringing their recycle bins to the larger totes located in each building. Please call Facilities if you are unsure of the location.
Cans and bottles do not need to be cleaned out but to reduce any possibility of pest infestation any effort to do so is greatly appreciated.
Cardboard should be discarded into the GREEN compactor and ONLY personal trash is allowed in the BLUE compactor. Both are located in the fenced in area at the loading platform at the rear of the Mann Student Center
As a courtesy to others, always press and hold the compactor button until the trash has been fully compacted. Each compactor has a button on the wall directly across from it. This is to avoid overflowing of trash or cardboard onto the loading platform.
IMPORTANT: For all other items, (metal, electronics, appliances and furniture), see Campus Recycling map below for proper disposal or if you have any questions about where something should be placed, stop by or call the Facilities Office at 617-745-3716.
**Faculty and Staff are welcome to donate metal scrap to the campus for recycling
To help the environment and reduce waste removal costs associated with the amount of weight placed into the blue trash compactor, Facilities has contracted a vendor to supply composting collection bins in the kitchen and cafeteria to collect food waste for local pig farms and composting.
**Please separate plastic and paper from the food waste into clearly marked containers.
CONFIDENTIAL DOCUMENT SHREDDING
Discarding confidential documents
To help maintain security of personal information and reduce the amount of paper placed into the trash stream, the Facilities Department has contracted with a vendor that specializes in confidential document destruction on a weekly basis. Please call the Facilities Office for schedule.
**To avoid overfilling these containers, please do not place regular recyclable material in these secured confidential containers. Please use the recycle bins within each office area.
Secure Executive Containers are in the following areas:
ELM STREET CAMPUS
- Two secured containers in the Registrar’s Office
- One secured container in the Admissions Office
- One secured container in the Accounts Payable Office
- One secured container in the Information Technology Office
- One secured container in the Residential Life Office
OLD COLONY CAMPUS
- One secured container in the LEAD Office
The following items can be placed in these bins:
- Sensitive documents that you normally would shred
- CDs, tapes, floppy disks, hard drives, credit cards
- Books, note pads, blueprints and etc.
End of Semester, Calendar, or Fiscal year clean out of office files
To avoid overfilling the secured containers mentioned above, with prior notice the Facilities Office can order larger securable containers to be placed at your location for office clean outs of files and confidential documents needing to be destroyed.
**All items collected will be destroyed within 48 hours at a secure site and recycled!