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Special Request Materials


To receive a free battery bucket or request battery pickup for your area, simply fill out a Work Order for Environmental Health and Safety. Batteries can also be dropped off at the Facilities front desk (University Services bldg 2nd floor) or outside of the Greenspace near Food for Throught Cafe in the basement of Smith.

Special Request Materials

Some of the following materials may require special handling. For chemicals, lithographic silver, solvents, light tubes, batteries, pyrex, or lab glass, please submit a work order request to PSU Hazardous Chem/Bio Waste Pickup (Environmental Health & Safety). For computers & monitors, all electronics, and large office supplies of value, please submit a work order request to PSU Shipping/Delivery/Mail (Warehouse). In order to recycle any of the following materials, please submit a work order request:

  • Batteries: Alkaline, nicate, vehicle, all other types
  • Books: hard and soft bound (Cannot go in regular comingled due to binding glue.)
  • Chemicals
  • Computers
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Laboratory glass
  • Landscape waste
  • Lithographic silver
  • Machinery - surplus
  • Magnetic media
  • Oil
  • Packing materials (bubble wrap and/or peanuts)
  • Plastic "clamshell" to-go containers and other misc. hard plastics
  • Solvents
  • Styrofoam
  • Vehicle batteries
  • Videotapes, Audio cassettes, CDs
  • Wood pallets
  • Wood waste
  • X-rays
  • Yard waste
  • Toner cartridges (Please indicate the exact quanity [minimum of three] in the work order.)