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How can you help recycle and reduce the amount of trash at Purdue University?
- Make double-sided copies
- Use inter-campus mail envelopes; reuse other envelopes
- Omit the cover sheet when using the fax; write information on the first page or use fax Post-its
- Keep mailing lists current
- Make scratch pad from used paper
- Circulate memos, documents, periodicals, reports instead of making copies for everyone
- Use e-mail or a quick phone call in lieu of written memos
- Avoid printing e-mail messages
- Post messages on electronic mail or on an exchange drive
- Use spell check and print preview functions
- Use rechargeable, reusable items wherever practical
- Avoid ordering excess supplies that may never be used
- Use a dry-erase board or chalkboard
- Use desk-side recycling containers
- Rent equipment that is only used occasionally
- Purchase remanufactured office equipment
- Order merchandise in bulk when it is cost effective
- Purchase concentrates and products with minimal packaging
- Reclaim reusable parts from old equipment
- Send minutes from your meeting via e-mail or post minutes on exchange drives
- Reduce size of library computer print-outs
- Buy recyclable paper byproducts whenever possible
- Use recycling bins
- Recycle all cardboard and metal cans in the residence hall
- Student Recycling Drop Locations
Five locations provide convenient drop-off points for mixed recyclables:
- TeleCom building at Second and University streets.
- PRF parking lot at Fourth and Russell streets.
- Purdue parking lot across from the Armory.
- Intersection of David Ross Road and Tower Drive.
- Use recycling bins wherever they are located
- Stop unwanted mail by calling the phone number on the piece of mail and asking to be removed from their mailing list.