CSUN has designated mixed recycling bins on campus to help achieve our Zero Waste Goal. These mixed recycling bins can be found all over campus including inside building hallways, dining locations, and outside locations.
- Plastics #1-7
- Mixed paper
- Aluminum cans
- Other metals
- Glass containers
- Plastic wrap
- Food wrappers
- Compostable items (Look at Organics/Compost Tab)
Offices, Faculty, & Staff
AS Sustainability currently services different locations where cardboard can be recycled. If you have a large volume of cardboard to be recycled, please call us at (818) 677-4262
Cardboard Recycling Guidelines
- Remove all contents
- Break down and flatten all cardboard containers
- No waxed or lined boxes
- Staples, labels and tape are acceptable
Search where to recycle almost any material
Learn more about local environmental information, services, and resources in California.
LA Sanitation Recycling
Learn more about LA City recycling services and it's programs available.
Students & Staff
Drop Off your E-waste any time at the Sustainability Center for free! E-waste contains valuable and hazardous materials that require special handling and recycling methods to be reused or recycled into a new product. For more information about e-waste, visit our resources page and view what electronics we collect.
Offices, Faculty, & Staff
Request a pick up by giving us a call at (818) 677-4262 or shoot us an email at
if you have any electronic waste in your office.
State Owned Property
If its State Owned Property please contact Farrah Binur in Asset Management (818) 677-6540
Laser Toner Cartridges and Inkjet Cartridges
Offices, Faculty, & staff
Office Mail Drop Instructions:
Place the inkjet or laser toner cartridge back in its appropriate box. Make sure the cartridge matches what is illustrated on the box.
- If you cannot find the corresponding box, find any box and label it clearly and accordingly with the brand name and the type of cartridge/model number
- Each cartridge needs its own box.
- Secure the box with tape. (ink powder is highly flammable and toxic)
- Print out the mail drop label (below) and tape it on the box. Then send the box using campus mail.
Mail Drop Label: LTC Labels
To request a pick-up:
Contact us at (818) 677-4262 or at
If you’re a student, you can recycle your ink and laser cartridges by dropping them off at the Sustainability Center.
Department of Public Works E-Waste
Find out more about E-waste, how to dispose of it, and the schedule for local e-waste drives.
Department of Public Works
Free and convenient ways to dispose of unwanted hazardous items
EPA Household Hazardous Waste
How to handle household hazardous waste.
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Provides energy services and resources for the city of Los Angeles
Learn more about water conservation, water quality, and future demands for water in Los Angeles.
CSUN has designated organics/compost bins on campus to help achieve our Zero Waste Goal. These organics/compost bins can be found all over campus including inside building hallways, dining locations, and outside locations.
Compostable items include:
- fruits and vegetables
- meats and fats
- dairy products
- grains and bread
- NO wrappers, cups, or containers
Wide variety of green office products
Learn about products that have been given the green seal of approval.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding office purchasing, our Sustainable Office Program (SOP) team will be glad to answer your questions or concerns. You can find their contact information by clicking the link above.
Sustainability in Higher Education
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
Provides resources, professional development and a network to help in sustainability efforts on campus.
California Higher Education Sustainability Conference
The California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC) highlights cutting-edge research, as well as case studies with proven successes in curriculum development, operational programs, and community partnerships. This unique event is jointly organized by independent / private colleges, California Community Colleges, California State Universities, and the University of California creating the opportunity for dialogue across institutions.
AS Sustainability, currently provides pallet recycling services for the Matador Bookstore, Physical Plant Management and other sites. If you have pallets for recycling, please call to schedule an appointment at (818) 677-4262 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let AS Sustainability helps you reduce and recycle at your next meeting, party or other special campus event. Special events we’ve serviced include:
- File Cleanouts
- Retirement Parties
- Commencement and Honors Convocation
- Hooding Ceremonies
- President’s Picnic
- New Student Orientation
- Big Show
- Matador Nights
- Summer Movie Fest
- E-waste Recycling
Call our main office at (818) 677-4262 or email
with your contact information and event details. Our team will help make your event a greener one!
Guides & Maps
Below is a list of all the recycling-related fliers, maps and brochures offered by AS Sustainability
Other CSUN Sustainability Efforts