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					                      UF WASTE DISPOSAL GUIDE
                                               (Prepared 1 July 2002)

Environmental regulations and recycling opportunities mean we can no longer just “toss out the
garbage”. Environmentally hazardous materials, bio-medical waste, construction materials, white
goods, furniture, yard waste and many other materials require special handling and separate
disposal channels.

The University Solid Waste Management Office manages the collection and disposal of all solid
waste generated through University operations (except for hazardous and biomedical waste, which
are managed by the Division of Environmental Health and Safety). It also manages the University
Recycling Program and provides collection and recycling services for paper, corrugated
containers, beverage containers, scrap metal, pallets, masonry, yard waste and other common
waste materials.

Most refuse/recycling services are provided on regular schedules set by the user, but a variety of
special support services can be arranged – just ask!

                        Refuse/Recycling Services – phone (352) 392-7396
                      Bio-Medical Waste Questions – phone (352) 392-1591
                      Hazardous Materials Questions – phone (352) 392-8400



                                                          DISPOSAL GUIDELINE
MATERIAL                    Dumpster/      Open-Top
                                                                             UF Bulk         Local
                                                                                                            Special
                                                          Curbside Pickup   Recycling      Recycling
                            Compactor      Rolloff Bin                                                     Handling
                                                                             Facility         Bin

Food waste, diapers, and                                                                                Bag food waste
food- or oil-contaminated    Preferred     Prohibited           NA          Prohibited     Prohibited   and diapers for
boxes and packaging                                                                                       sanitation
General mixed office and                                                                                   Separate
household refuse and         Preferred     Prohibited           NA          Prohibited     Prohibited     recyclable
litter                                                                                                      items
Clean paper &
                                                                                                        Pre-arrange for
corrugated boxes (NO         Allowed,       Allowed,
                                                                NA              NA         Preferred    special services
plastic or food-            but wasteful   but wasteful
                                                                                                         & bulk pickups
contaminated material)
                                                                                                         Remove tops
                                                                                                           and rinse;
Food and beverage cans,
                             Allowed,                                                                     recycle only
jars & bottles (metal,                     Prohibited           NA           Preferred     Preferred
                            but wasteful                                                                  cans, "soft"
glass and #1 & 2 plastic)
                                                                                                        glass and #1 &
                                                                                                           #2 plastic.
                                                                                                        Rolloffs OK for
Plastic and glass (other
                                            Allowed IF                                                   window glass,
than food and beverage       Preferred                          NA          Prohibited     Prohibited
                                           demo debris                                                   sheet plastic,
jars and bottles)
                                                                                                              etc.
Small appliances                                                                                            Remove
                                                                            Preferred IF
(other than TV’s &            Allowed        Allowed            NA                            NA        batteries before
                                                                               metal
computers)                                                                                                  disposal
                                                          DISPOSAL GUIDELINE
MATERIAL                    Dumpster/      Open-Top
                                                                             UF Bulk       Local
                                                                                                          Special
                                                          Curbside Pickup   Recycling    Recycling
                            Compactor      Rolloff Bin                                                   Handling
                                                                             Facility       Bin

Bulky or heavy furniture,                                                                             Pre-arrange for
                             Allowed IF
lumber, plywood, carpet,                                                                              on-site support
                            smaller than    Preferred         On Call          NA           NA
plaster board, roofing,                                                                                   to large
                                4 feet
etc.                                                                                                      projects
                                                                                                       Regular pick-
                                            Allowed,
Used wooden pallets          Prohibited                       On Call       Preferred       NA             up by
                                           but wasteful
                                                                                                       arrangement
Scrap metal (pipe, wire,                                                                              Tanks & drums
machinery, metal             Allowed IF                                                                   must be
                                            Allowed,         By Prior
furniture, broken tools,     small, but                                     Preferred       NA        drained and cut
                                           but wasteful    Arrangement
steel drums, metal            wasteful                                                                  open before
fixtures, etc.)                                                                                           disposal


                           MATERIALS BANNED FROM LANDFILL DISPOSAL                              
Computer monitors,                                                                                     Dispose thru
CPU’s, CRT’s, circuit        Prohibited    Prohibited       Prohibited      Prohibited   Prohibited       Surplus
boards                                                                                                   Property
                                                                                                         REMOVE
Refrigerators and Air
                             Prohibited    Prohibited         On Call       Preferred       NA          refrigerant
Conditioning units
                                                                                                      before disposal.
Large Appliances
                                                                                                      Handle as scrap
(stoves, dishwashers,        Prohibited    Prohibited         On Call       Preferred       NA
                                                                                                          metal
water heaters)
Yard Debris (prunings,                                                      Compost                    Compostable
                             Prohibited    Prohibited         On Call                     On Call
clippings, brush & limbs)                                                     Yard                     materials only
                                                                                                      Arrange special
Tires                        Prohibited    Prohibited         On Call       Prohibited   Prohibited
                                                                                                           disposal
                                                                                                       Exercise care
Lead-acid batteries                                                                                   not to spill acid
                             Prohibited    Prohibited           NA          Preferred    Prohibited
(automotive-type )                                                                                    or crack battery
                                                                                                            cases
Nickel-cadmium, silver,                                                                                Coordinate or
lithium, mercury and                                                                                       arrange
                             Prohibited    Prohibited           NA          Prohibited   Prohibited
similar non-automotive                                                                                 disposal with
batteries.                                                                                                  EH&S
                                                                                                       Coordinate or
Fluorescent light tubes,
                                                                                                           arrange
lamp ballasts, and           Prohibited    Prohibited           NA          Prohibited   Prohibited
                                                                                                       disposal with
mercury lamps
                                                                                                            EH&S
                            Prohibited     Prohibited                                                   Flush liquid
Paint (latex and similar      unless         unless                                                      latex paint
                                                                NA          Prohibited   Prohibited
water-based)                completely     completely                                                 down sink with
                             dried out      dried out                                                   lots of water
                            Prohibited     Prohibited                                                  Coordinate or
                              unless         unless                                                        arrange
Paint (oil-based)                                               NA          Prohibited   Prohibited
                            completely     completely                                                  disposal with
                             dried out      dried out                                                       EH&S
                                                                                                       Dispose down
                                                                                                        sink or toilet
Liquids                      Prohibited    Prohibited           NA          Prohibited   Prohibited         unless
                                                                                                      environmentally
                                                                                                          -sensitive
Environmentally-
sensitive or toxic                                                                                     Coordinate or
chemicals, pesticides,                                                                                    arrange
                             Prohibited    Prohibited           NA          Prohibited   Prohibited
petroleum products,                                                                                    disposal with
gases, solvents, and bulk                                                                                  EH&S
artificial fertilizers.
                                                        DISPOSAL GUIDELINE
 MATERIAL                    Dumpster/    Open-Top
                                                                           UF Bulk        Local
                                                                                                        Special
                                                        Curbside Pickup   Recycling     Recycling
                             Compactor    Rolloff Bin                                                  Handling
                                                                           Facility        Bin
                                                                                                     Coordinate or
 Fuel tanks and cylinders,
                                                                                                        arrange
 (gasoline, diesel,          Prohibited   Prohibited          NA          Prohibited   Prohibited
                                                                                                     disposal with
 propane, acetylene, etc.)
                                                                                                         EH&S
                                                                                                      Dispose in
 Medical Waste, sharps                                                                                  special
                             Prohibited   Prohibited          NA          Prohibited   Prohibited
 and laboratory glassware                                                                             designated
                                                                                                    containers only
                                                                                                     Coordinate or
 Radioactive waste (of all                                                                              arrange
                             Prohibited   Prohibited          NA          Prohibited   Prohibited
 kinds)                                                                                              disposal with
                                                                                                         EH&S
                                                                                                     Coordinate or
 Dead animals, cadavers,                                                                                arrange
                             Prohibited   Prohibited          NA          Prohibited   Prohibited
 laboratory cultures                                                                                 disposal with
                                                                                                         EH&S


Notes:
       1) Refuse Dumpsters and Compactors are for general office/household waste. Dumpsters are stationed
throughout the University campus for general use. Extra containers or services can be arranged for special events,
clean-outs, moving or project needs.
        2) Open-top roll-off containers for bulky construction/demolition debris are stationed at the UF Physical
Plant, Health Center, Shands, IFAS Facilities and Housing Maintenance areas for routine use by these activities and
their employees. Special containers can be arranged for local project sites.
       3) Special curbside pickup services are available for incidental collections of yard waste or heavy/bulky-
items. Please allow at least 24-hours advance notice for crew scheduling needs.
        4) The UF Bulk Recycling Facility is located off Radio Road on the west side of campus. Scrap metal and
appliances, wooden pallets, automotive batteries, cans, and glass or #1 and #2 plastic bottles and jars can be
delivered daily during normal work hours.
        5) Paper recycling bins and carts are located in all academic and administrative buildings. Exterior
beverage container collection bins are sited throughout the general use areas of campus and in the service areas
of all Housing facilities. Special dumpsters for paper and box recycling are located by Housing and most high-
volume administrative buildings. Regular collection containers are serviced on a regular weekly basis. Extra
containers or special collections can be arranged for office clean-outs, record-purges or special events.
        6) The Environmental Health & Safety Division's Material Management Facility (Building 831 in the
Surge Area off SW Archer Road) processes radioactive wastes, hazardous wastes, and other environmentally-
sensitive materials. For general information and disposal procedure assistance, call 392-1591 (for Bio-Medical
waste) or 392-8400 (for other sensitive waste).



                                               University of Florida
                                         Solid Waste Management Office
                                         Bldg. 809 - PPD, SW Radio Road
                                                 P.O. Box 117745
                                            Gainesville, FL 32611-7705
                                 tel. 352/392-7396 or mailto: aakrause@ufl.edu

				
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