What Does Arcadia Recycle?

  • Light bulbs.
  • Computers and associated parts.
  • Clay from the pottery studio—reprocessed and reused.
  • Diseased and/or hazardous tree removal, limbs and their associated leaves are ground up and used for mulch.
  • Tree transplanting—in lieu of cutting down trees, Arcadia has transplanted (moved out of harm’s way) many large-caliber trees to other parts of campus.
  • Building materials.
  • Blacktop.
  • Concrete.
  • Office paper to include all shredded documents.
  • Corrugated boxes.
  • All automobile oils and fluids.
  • Refrigerant oils and CFC refrigerant.
  • All elevator oils.
  • Cooking oils.
  • Motor oil.
  • Batteries.
  • Silver nitrate is recovered from photographic developing processes.
  • Toner cartridges.
  • Tires.
  • Commingled bottles, cans and plastic.
  • Scrap metal, stainless steel, copper, iron and steel.
  • Residence hall furniture and mattresses are donated to those in need.
  • Classroom desks and furniture are donated to various organizations.
  • Clothing and personal items left behind by students are sold as a fund-raiser for community service or donated to various organizations.

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