Items Accepted for Recycling:


  • Plastic water and soda bottles
  • Liquid detergent bottles
  • Shampoo bottles
  • Plastic jugs
  • Plastics #1 (PET)
  • Plastics #2 (HDPE)


  • Computer paper, printer paper, envelopes, and notebook paper
  • Newspaper and magazines
  • Sticky notes
  • Junk mail
  • Cardboard
  • Paperboard (cereal and other food boxes)


  • Soda cans
  • Steel cans (rinsed)
  • Bi-metal cans

If you need a recycling bin for your office, hallway, or communal area, please contact Facilities or Housing.

Miscellaneous Recycling:


The UAH grounds crew picks up and bales cardboard from all campus buildings.

Cardboard that will not fit in our “Single Stream” recycling bins should be placed in the loading dock area of the campus building.

Electronic Waste & Ink Cartridges

Contact Central Receiving:
256.824.7448 (Fax)

Surplus Property

Any University owned item designated salvageable but unusable or obsolete may be claimed as surplus or transferred to another department.

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Universal Waste

  • Fluorescent Lamps
  • Compact Fluorescents
  • Shatter Shields 
  • U-Bend & Circular Lamps
  • HID Lamps - Mercury Vapor, Metal Halide, high Pressure Sodium
  • Low Pressure Sodium Bulbs
  • 2" Grooved Fluorescents
  • 4' & 8' Fluorescents with Ballast Attached
  • UV Lamps
  • Neon Lamps
  • Spent Lead-Acid, Nickel/Cadmium, Mercury and Alkaline* Batteries
  • Certain and Unused Pesticides
  • Ballasts (with PCBS)
  • Mercury-Containing Thermostats

Hazardous/Regulated Waste Pick-Up Request

Contact Us:

Office of Environmental Health and Safety
256.824.6668 (Fax)
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