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Recycling

Before recycling, always consider the 3 R’s of waste management. The three R’s – reduce, reuse and recycle – all help to reduce the amount of waste we throw away, while conserving natural resources, landfill space and energy. In turn, this saves land and money communities must use to create landfills to dispose of waste.


RECYCLING | PROGRAMS AT BC
Have items you no longer need? Wondering how to prevent them from ending up in a landfill when they could be repurposed into something useful? 
 
Below you'll find a list of the items and materials that are accepted for recycling on Broward College's Campuses as well as information about the organizations and staff members that facilitate these programs. With these programs 90% of our waste can be turned into materials we can use again! 

 
  
Single-Stream Recyclables 
Looking for a place to toss your single-stream recyclables? 
 
Recycle these in Broward College blue bins:
  • metal cans
  • plastic bottles
  • glass bottles and jars
  • cardboard
  • paper
Recycle these elsewhere:
  • plastic bags (drop off at Publix) DO NOT put plastic bags in single-stream recycle containers
  • rechargeable batteries (Home Depot or Lowes)
  • CFL and fluorescent bulbs (Home Depot or Lowes)

Electronics 
Broward College collects retired electronics from its campuses for recycling.
  • Computer equipment disposal is managed by IT
  • Lamps, ballast, batteries, and other electronics disposals are handled through the Campus Facilities office 

Staff can send work orders to Campus Facilities listing the objects, and stating “pick up for recycling”.


Students and employees can dispose of personal electronics through the Broward County environmentally-safe recycling program. Drop-off locations are city-operated.  Please check with your individual city for recycling guidelines, hours of operation and drop-off requirements. 

BC Furniture 
Faculty and Staff: 
 
For all excess furniture removal, fill out one of the following:
*Please be as detailed as possible, including any serial numbers you locate on the item. Send this form to your campus' facilities department and Accounting Department and stay in touch with both departments to coordinate a pick-up date and time. 

 
Personal Donation: 
Make a difference by donating your unwanted goods to organizations that can provide them to those in need. 


Local Donation Centers:

Vietnam Veterans of America Inc. 

Women in Distress Thrift Store 

Kids in Distress Inc.

The Habitat for Humanity Reuse Store

Faith Farm Ministries

Junior League of Broward County Inc.

Books Behind Bars

Volunteers of America


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