Recycling Guidelines Policy


Office of Administration


Assistant Vice President for Administration or Director of Sustainability


Administration and Facilities Management



Effective Date:


Review Date:


Implementation History:

January 2009



Background Information:


Define the responsibilities related to recycling activities of the college.



It is the responsibility of all college employees to recycle non-confidential documents, plastic and cans.

Recycling Guidelines for Coordinating Center and Saratoga based Programs and Centers

Recycle boxes for plastic and cans are placed in each kitchen area. Recycle boxes for non-confidential documents will be placed near copiers and other work areas near the shredding boxes. Boxes marked for recycling are picked up nightly by the cleaning crew and placed in the distribution center for weekly pick up by the college recycler.

Documents containing confidential information such as social security numbers, credit card numbers, addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and date of birth must be placed in shredding containers. All other documents should be recycled.

Recycling Guidelines for Centers and Units

In center and unit locations, contact should be made with the custodial services to insure that recycling is disposed of and any of the shredded material is recycled with the normal trash removal.

Informational Reference

Effective July 1, 2008, Executive Order #4 was issued establishing a state green procurement and agency sustainability program. This order requires that all copy paper, janitorial paper and other paper supplies purchased by each State agency shall be composed of 100% post consumer recycled content to the maximum extent practicable, unless such products do not meet required form, function, or utility, or the cost of the product is not competitive.

Commencing no later than July 1, 2008, all state agency publications shall be printed on 100% post-consumer recycled content paper. Where paper with 100% post-consumer recycled content is not available, or does not meet required form, function and utility, paper procurements shall use post-consumer recycled content to the extent practicable. Non-recycled content shall be derived from a sustainability managed renewable resource to the extent practicable, unless the cost of the product is not competitive.

Applicable Legislation and Regulations

Executive Order No.4

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