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Miscellaneous Recycling

*Items listed below should not be placed in the blue single stream recycling bins. Please read instructions on where to properly recycle each item.*

*Unless otherwise noted, the resources below are for SDSU property only.*


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


  • Students
    • Drop off bins are located in Bailey Rotunda Breezeway, University Student Union and Larson Commons.
  • Faculty
    • Once you collect books that you are ready to give away, follow these steps:
    • STEP 1: Contact Hilton M. Briggs Library to see if any material could be added to the library collection. The archival collection may also be interested in any theses, books, lecture notes, etc. written by SDSU faculty, staff or alumni. Accepted materials will be picked up by the library staff.
    • STEP 2: If Briggs Library does not accept the materials, there are two options:
      • Several organizations collect used books to support various programs. Individuals are able to donate books by shipping books to a designated location. A couple of examples include Better World Books and Books for Africa.
      • Books can also be placed in campus paper recycling bins. Tear off all hard covers and remove any spiral binding (metal, plastic, etc.) prior to disposal. Please contact Facilities and Services at 605-688-4136 if extra bins are needed for collection or to schedule a special pick up.


  • Contact Environmental Health and Safety at 605-688-4264


  • Accepted: SDSU computers, printers, phones, scanners, other electronics a with hard drive (Property Management). Anything that has an electric cord or doesn't have a hard drive (Environmental Healthy & Safety)
  • Contact Property Management at 688-6657 or Environmental Health and Safety at 605-688-4264

Fluorescent bulbs, ballasts, LEDs, and CFLs

  • Contact Environmental Health and Safety at 605-688-4264

Ink and Toner Cartridges

  • Accepted: All types and brands of ink and toner cartridges.
  • Drop-off locations are in Chicoine Architecture, Mathematics and Engineering Hall (room #120), Daktronics Engineering Hall (room #157), Bailey Rotunda Breezeway, and Raven Precision Agriculture Center (room #170).


  • Accepted: All types including pump oil and car oil
  • Contact Environmental Health and Safety at 605-688-4264


  • Accepted: Oil and latex
  • Contact Environmental Health and Safety at 605-688-4264

Scrap Metal

  • Contact Facilities & Services at 688-4136

Surplus Property (State Supply Only)

  • Contact Property Management at 605-688-6657

Wood & Pallets

  • Contact Facilities & Services at 605-688-4136