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Free, secure, recycling events for UMass Lowell Community Members are offered in the fall and spring each year by the Office of Sustainability and the IT Information Security Department.

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UMass Lowell mascot, Rowdy the RiverHawk standing next the to Office of Sustainability sign. UMass Lowell is committed to climate neutrality as an institution and is a leader in sustainable education, research and innovation. Sustainability is a core commitment in the University’s comprehensive strategy to manage growth and respond to societal needs. As a result, UMass Lowell has seen a dramatic transformation that has generated impressive results and woven sustainability into every aspect of campus life.

2018

Join us for two recycling and confidential shredding opportunities on campus! This is a rain or shine event offered to all UMass Lowell Community Members.

Secure shredding and recycling services are available for:

  • Confidential Paper Documents: Tax documents, receipts, mailings, anything with confidential or personally identifiable information
  • Hard drives
  • Handheld Devices: Cellphones, Tablets, MP3 players and PDAs
  • All electronic devices with hard drives or personal information on them (Laptops and CPUs) are recyclable and will be handled securely

Responsible recycling services are available for the following:

  • Computing Equipment and Accessories: Any handheld devices, laptops, CPUs, monitors, keyboards, mice, cords, and wires
  • Audio Visual Equipment: Any sound systems, projectors, microphones
  • Appliances: Radios, Air Conditioners, Microwaves, Refrigerators, Stoves, Washer/Dryers
  • Televisions: Any CRT Tube and Flat-Screen TVs
  • Batteries: Any style or size, including car batteries, lithium ion or rechargables
  • Ink & Toner Cartridges: Any style or size
  • Light fixtures & Bulbs: Any style

Questions?

If you have any questions on acceptable items please contact the Office of Sustainability.

UMass Lowell mascot, Rowdy the River Hawk points at a recycling bin. UMass Lowell is committed to climate neutrality as an institution and is a leader in sustainable education, research and innovation. Sustainability is a core commitment in the University’s comprehensive strategy to manage growth and respond to societal needs. As a result, UMass Lowell has seen a dramatic transformation that has generated impressive results and woven sustainability into every aspect of campus life.

2017

In recognition of Campus Sustainability Month and National Cyber-Security Awareness Month in October UMass Lowell will hold a secure and free-to-you recycling event on two days (rain or shine):

Faculty, staff, and students may take advantage of the following:

  1. Confidential document shredding
  2. Secure disposal of hard drives
  3. Responsible recycling of electronics that includes:
    • Computer monitors, keyboards, mice, cords & wires
    • Laptops
    • Tube (CRT) and flat-screen TVs
    • Lighting fixtures
    • Light bulbs
    • Microwaves
    • Radios
    • Appliances
    • Refrigerators
    • Air conditioners
    • Cell phones & Tablets
    • Batteries (car batteries, lithium ion, rechargeable, etc.)
    • Ink and toner cartridges

Questions?

If you have any questions regarding the Fall Into Recycling event that is free-to-you, please contact the Office of Sustainability.

Fall Into Recycling is proudly presented by the UMass Lowell Office of Sustainability and IT's Information Security Department.