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Miscellaneous Recycling


  • Accepted: NiCd, lead acid, button batteries, etc.
  • Not Accepted:Alkaline (i.e. AA, AAA, D)
  • Contact Environmental Health & Safety at 688-4264


  • Students
    • Drop off bins are located in Rotunda Breezeway, Union, and Larson Commons
  • Faculty
    • Once you collect books that you are ready to give away, follow these steps:
      • STEP 1: Contact Briggs Library to see if any material could be added to the library collection. The archival collection may also be interested in any thesis, books, lecture notes, etc. written by SDSU faculty, staff, or alumni. Accepted materials will be picked up by the library staff.
        1. For general materials, please contact Mary Caspers-Graper at 688-5565
        2. For archival materials, please contact Michele Christian at 688-4906
          1. Guidelines for Departmental Records and Guidelines for Faculty Donations
      • STEP 2: If Briggs Library does not accept the materials, there are two options.
        1. Several organizations collect used books to support various programs. Individuals are able to donate books by shipping books to a designated location. A few example organizations include: Better World Books, Donate Textbooks, Operation Paperback, Prison Book Program, and Books for Africa. Please follow each organization’s hyperlink to see how to donate books.
        2. Books can also be placed in campus paper recycling bins. Tear off all hard covers and remove any spiral binding prior to disposal. Only glue binding is O.K. on both soft and hard cover books. Plastic, metal, or any other type of
          binding cannot be recycled and must be taken off before the rest of the book is placed in the recycling bin. Please contact Facilities & Services at 688-4136 if extra bins are needed for collection or to schedule a special pick


  • Accepted: Lab chemicals
  • Contact Environmental Health & Safety at 688-4264


  • Accepted: SDSU computers, printers, phones, scanners, other electronics a with hard drive (IT), or anything that has an electric cord or doesn't have a hard drive (EHS).
  • Contact Information Technology at 688-6776 or Environmental Health & Safety at 688-4264

Florescent bulbs, ballasts, and CFLs

  • Contact Environmental Health & Safety at 688-4264

Ink and Toner Cartridges

  • Accepted: All types and brands of ink and toner cartridges
  • Drop-off locations in Architecture, Mathematics, and Engineering recycling room (Room 120), Daktronics recycling room (Room 157), and Rotunda Breezeway


  • Accepted: Oil and latex
  • Contact Environmental Health & Safety at 688-4264

Surplus Property (State Supply Only)

  • Contact Property Management at 688-5816

Used Oil

  • Accepted: All types
  • Not Accepted: Car oil
  • Contact Environmental Health & Safety at 688-4264