Recycling Tips

Recycling Tips at Work

  • Bring reusable containers/cups from home to eat and drink from. Avoid using disposable containers such as styrofoam and paper.
  • Use e-mail and reuse interdepartmental envelopes
  • Use the "Print Preview" option instead of printing your "work in progress" or print drafts on the second side of used paper. Also use both sides to print documents.
  • Utilize KUMC recycling sites. You can even bring items from home.
  • After washing your hands, use 1 to 2 paper towels instead of 3 to 4.
  • If you eat in the cafeteria, use reusable dinnerware.
  • Get the word out...tell your friends and family to recycle!!
  • Confidential Recycling is done by Shred Time. Please contact Marcia Gilliland at 588-7205 if you would like to arrange for this in your office on campus.

Recycling Tips at Home

  • Turn off the water when brushing your teeth or washing your face or dishes.
  • Use cloth napkins.
  • Reuse plastic/paper bags from the grocery store.
  • Use cloth rags instead of paper towels.
  • Turn off the lights if you are leaving the room for a an extended period of time.
  • Utilize recycling drop-off sites near your home. Click here for a list of local sites. (This file is a Microsoft WORD)
  • Do not bag lawn clippings particularly in plastic bags, compost them instead. To learn more about composting click here.

Last modified: Mar 19, 2013
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