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CSU recycles:

  • Aluminum
  • Anti Freeze
  • Batteries
  • Cardboard
  • Electronics
  • Motor Oil
  • Paper
  • Plastic
  • Scrap Metal
  • Toner Cartridges

CSU strategically places recycling stations for batteries, plastic, aluminum and mixed paper around campus to make recycling effortless!

We have multiple large recycling bins throughout campus, as well as a designated area for cardboard recycling. Our cardboard bin can be found next to our single stream recycling trailer, which are located next to our warehouse (address: 300 Algonquin dr, Columbus GA 31907).

Recycling Station

Used Batteries recycling

Cropped blue cardboard bin

Facts and Figures

CSU bailed 38.475 tons (76,950 lbs) of cardboard from October 2014 to April in 2016!

The average weight of each bale is about .361 tons (722 lbs)!

On average CSU makes one bale every 3 days!

Funds received will serve to further recycling efforts around campus!

Cardboard

Cardboard recycling by the pound:

  • October 18, 2018 - 5000+ pounds
  • February 8, 2019 - 4500+ pounds
  • April 30, 2019 - 5000+ pounds
  • June 20, 2019 - 3900 pounds
  • October 25, 2019 - 3900 pounds

Columbus State University utilizes Single Stream Recycling on both Main Campus and RiverPark Campus. Single Stream Recycling is a simplified method of recycling where paper, plastic, and aluminum are ALL placed in one bin and sorted later at Columbus Consolidated Government (CCG) Recycling Center. We hope to increase the amount of recycling on campus by both Faculty/Staff along with our student body.

Recycling Trailer

Recyling 18 Net Tons of Paper and 13,860 lbs. of Plastics Saved:

  • 306 Trees Saved
  • 126,000 Gallons of Water Saved
  • 111 Cubic Yards of Landfill Offset
  • 1,288 Cubic Yards of Air Pollution Offset
  • 4,042 Gallons of Oil Saved
  • 107,637 KWH of Energy Saved

CSU recycles batteries each month!

From October 2014 to August 2018, CSU recycled 8746.5 lbs of batteries!


A new initiative has been taken to place battery recycling bins near other recycling on campus! 

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Need to recycle your batteries? Bring them to campus and we will do it for you! Here are some pictures from a recent drop off at a recycling center:


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Toner Recycling ProgramToner cartridges

Since 2012, CSU's Staff Council has been recycling toner and ink cartridges to keep them out of the landfills and to generate a small amount of revenue which is used to fund programs like the Frank D. Brown Book Scholarship for staff and staff development grants. Easy to coordinate and manage, here are the simple steps based on your location. Thanks for your support of sustainability and Columbus State University!

Toner/Ink Cartridge Pick-up Procedures

Main Campus (Except Library):

Whenever you replace your printer or department's toners/ink cartridges, place the old toner in the new one's packing wrapper and box. Mark each box as USED and place beside your regular office trash or in your known pick-up point. Submit an eQuest to Logistics for pickup, listing the location and the amount of boxes to be picked up.

RiverPark Campus, CCSSC, and Oxbow Meadows:

Whenever you replace your printer or department's toners/ink cartridges, place the old toner in the new one's packing wrapper and box. Mark each box as USED and keep in your office/department area or known pick-up point. Submit an eQuest to Logistics for pickup, listing the specific location and the amount of boxes to be picked up.

Schwob Memorial Library Only:

Whenever you replace your printer or department's toners/ink cartridges, place the old toner in the new one's packing wrapper and box. Mark each box as USED and bring to Eric Van Bibber or place in the toner recycling box in Technical Services area. An eQuest will be submitted to Logistics for pickup listing the specific location and the amount of boxes to be picked up.

CSU has many Water Bottle Filling Stations around Main and RiverPark Campuses.

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