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Sustainability Services

Offices, Faculty, & Staff

AS Sustainability offers pick up services for offices, faculty, and staff. The pickups may vary from Cardboard, E-Waste, Pallets, and Laser Cartridges. To schedule a pick up, call (818) 677-4262 or email us at ​ Please allow 1-2 business days for us to service your request.

Mixed Recycling

AS Sustainability Mixed Recycling Photo

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.

Recyclable:

  • Plastics #1-7
  • Mixed paper
  • Cardboard
  • Aluminum cans
  • Other metals
  • Glass containers

Non-Recyclable:

  • Plastic wrap
  • Food wrappers
  • Foam
  • Rubber
  • Ceramic
  • Compostable items (Look at Organics/Compost Tab)

Cardboard

Image to remind everyone to flatten all cardboard boxes before placing them into a bin

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

Organics/Compost

AS Sustainability Organic Photo

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:

  • Food waste
  • Food-soiled paper
  • Compostable foodservice items from CSUN dining locations including:
    • Hot and cold drink cups and lids (clean cardboard sleeves should go in recycling bin)
    • Utensils
    • Paper clamshell to-go containers and plates
    • Other items labelled as compostable​

Electronics

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:

  1. Place the inkjet or laser toner cartridge back in its appropriate box. Make sure the cartridge matches what is illustrated on the box.
    1. 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
    2. Each cartridge needs its own box.
  2. Secure the box with tape. (ink powder is highly flammable and toxic)
  3. 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

Students

If you’re a student, you can recycle your ink and laser cartridges by dropping them off at the Sustainability Center.

Pallets

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 assrs@csun.edu.

Green Events

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