Residence Halls



WHAT YOU CAN DO
Complex Directors and Resident Assistants are in a unique position that allows them to be environmental leaders and great stewards to the UO Zero Waste Program. They can have a tremendous impact in developing and encouraging environmental awareness among residents. Residents can utilize their environmental and leadership sensibilities by talking to other residents about ways to increase recycling and reduce waste. Below are just a few examples of how residents, assistants and directors can make a difference.

AS A RESIDENT ASSISTANT OR COMPLEX DIRECTOR

A handout for Resident Directors and Assistants (CD_RArecyclinginfo.pdf) includes a summary of residence hall recycling site locations, an easy overview of materials that are accepted and not accepted for recycling, common recycling errors and some examples of unacceptable materials.

AS A RESIDENT


PRESENTATIONS
Recycling staff is always interested and enthusiastic about opportunities to present recycling and environmental information to the residence hall. An educational tool that benefits students, Resident Assistants and Complex Directors is a recycling presentation or refresher. Residents gain a good understanding so that recycling becomes easy and convenient. It is also a forum for residents to give input on recycling in the residence halls.

Here are just a few examples of the benefits of residence hall recycling presentations:

If you are interested in presentations or recycling refreshers for your hall or complex, please contact the Housing Recycling Coordinator at (541) 346-0929.



RECYCLING AT THE Service CenterS
Residents can recycle all paper such as
bulk mail, magazines and catalogs.at recycling bins located around the Hamilton, LLC and Barnhart Service Centers. CD-Roms can also be recycled at these locations.


WHAT CAN BE RECYCLED
At the residence halls, glass/metal/plastic, paper and corrugated cardboard are collected for recycling. Please see the sites at your hall for specific sorting instructions. Below is a general list of acceptable materials:


RECYCLING SITE CONTAINERS & SIGNS

The Housing Recycling Program utilizes a variety of containers at residence hall recycling sites. Space constraints and local fire code compliance are some of the factors that go into determining what type of containers will be used at a recycling site. Following is a list of types of containers used in the residence halls for recycling collection:

55-gallon barrels - In more spacious rooms, where recycling can be sealed away from public access, 55-gallon plastic barrels are used to collect both paper and bottles and cans.
20-gallon galvanized can (for paper collection)- These containers are most often used at recycling sites where capacity is limited.
20-gallon galvanized can and liner (for bottles and cans collection) - When combined with durable, leak-proof liners, galvanized cans are ready to collect bottles and cans. They are most frequently used in lobbies and smaller capacity sites.

Reusable woven "baggits" and racks - These allow for multi-material collection at sites that have limited space.

 

Laminated signs - Lamination provides a degree of durability. These signs are used in many applications throughout Housing. They are placed on walls and recycling containers to designate how users are to sort recycling.


Heavy Duty Dome Lids (fit 55-gallon barrels)
Dome lids provide protection from inclement weather when recycling is collected in exterior locations.

 

Container labels - To further designate containers for recycling collection, and minimize confusion among users, containers are affixed with durable, adhesive labels.


IN-ROOM RECYCLING BINS

Modeled after a successful, local curbside recycling bin program, in-room recycling bins provide a convenient and spatially functional tool for residents to store and move recyclables. Additionally, recycling bins allow students to become actively involved in waste reduction. The bins increase recycling awareness and reinforce the idea that recycling is a natural part of life in the residence halls.

Project Beginnings

Current Approach


In Room Recycling Bins
Dimensions: 15" X 12" X 8"H
Volume: 6 US Gallons
Material: High Density Polyethylene
Busch Systems 1-800-565-9931
http://www.busch-systems.com/

 

NOTE TO RESIDENTS: PLEASE LEAVE YOUR GREEN RECYCLING BIN IN YOUR ROOM WHEN MOVING OUT OR YOU WILL BE CHARGED!!

Pilot Project Experiences
Several different methods of distribution and collection were attempted during the years of the pilot projects. Below are the main methods used and positives and negatives of each as the Housing Recycling Program experienced:


WHERE IS MY RECYCLING SITE?

Barnhart
Hamilton
Bean
LLC
Carson
Riley
Earl
Walton.
Global Scholar Hall
 

H.P. BARNHART
The main recycling sites in the Barnhart complex are:

Laundry rooms of floors 2 through 7. Glass/metal/plastic and paper is collected at these sites.

**Any corrugated cardboard should be recycled outside in the parking lot..

Recycling in the Barnhart Lobby

    1. Service Center - Paper, glass/metal/plastic containers and plastic bags
    2. First floor Library room - glass/metal/plastic containers and plastic bags


BEAN
The main recycling sites for Bean complex are:

 

  1. Outside Wilcox Hall
  2. Outside Caswell Hall
  3. Outside Henderson Hall


CARSON
The main recycling site for the Carson complex is located in the basement,

near the elevator. Paper, glass/metal/plastic containers, and plastic bags are recycled at this site. .
: Recycling in the Carson Lobby

Corrugated cardboard and newspapers are also collected in the loading dock area off 13 th Avenue



Site Under Reconstruction during 2013-2014

EARL
Paper, cardboard, glass/metal/plastic containers, and plastic bags are collected at t he main recycling sites for the Earl complex:

    1. Earl North (outside McClure Hall)
    2. Earl South (behind Young Hall)

Site Under Reconstruction during 2013-2014

 

GLOBAL SCHOLARS HALLGlobal Scholars Hall Map
The main recycling sites for Global Scholar Hall are:

  1. Next to central wing
  2. Inside south wing

 

HAMILTON
The main recycling sites for Hamilton complex are:

    1. Hamilton North (between Watson & Burgess Halls)
    2. Hamilton South (between Tingle & Spiller Halls)

Recycling inside the Hamilton Mall

    1. Paper and CD-Rom recycling is available in front of the Hamilton Service Center.
    2. Small cans for recycling glass/metal/plastic and paper are throughout the Hamilton mall
    3. Residents can recycle glass/metal/plastic containers inside Grab'N'Go (along with compostables).

Common Grounds
Patrons of Common Grounds, the cafe located in Hamilton complex, can recycle glass/metal/plastic containers in either Grab'N'Go dining area or the Hamilton mall..

LLC
The main recycling sites for the Living Learning Center are:

  1. Outside DeCou Hall (site shared with Walton complex)
  2. Outside Adams Hall (site shared with Walton complex)
  3. LLC South Building (southeast room)
  4. Outside LLC North near bike racks (primary kitchen recycling site)

Recycling inside LLC North

  1. In hallway outside Performance Hall - glass/metal/plastic containers, plastic bags and paper
  2. Dux Bistro - glass/metal/plastic containers, plastic bags (and compost)
  3. Service Center - paper


RILEY
The main recycling sites for the Riley complex are:

    1. Under canopy in parking lot (south side of complex) - paper, cardboard, glass/metal/plastic containers, and plastic bags


WALTON
Paper, glass/metal/plastic containers, plastic bags and corrugated cardboard are collected at the main recycling sites of Walton complex:

    1. Outside McAlister Hall
    2. Outside Smith Hall
    3. Outside DeCou Hall (site shared with LLC)
    4. Outside Adams Hall (site shared with LLC)

Walton Housing Staff Recycling Sites

    1. Main office copy room – white paper and mixed paper
    2. Programming office (first floor workroom of Hawthorne Hall) glass/metal/plastic containers, plastic bags and paper
    3. East Walton driveway (between Sweetser and Schafer Halls) - corrugated cardboard.


FALL MOVE-INS
Please refer to Events and Promotion , for information regarding Fall Move-ins at UO Housing.


SPRING MOVE-OUTS

Please refer to Events and Promotion , for information regarding Spring Move-outs at UO Housing.

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