Achieve Zero Waste by 2025
In 2015, about 550 tons of material went to the landfill, with the next few years in the same range. In 2020, when the campus went remote, approximately 250 tons of material was produced as building operations continued at a minimum basis. In Fall 2021, we began a campus-wide organics composting program.
More information on our Journey to Zero Waste:
**Empty containers of all food and liquids prior to disposal.**
CSUSM is now offering composting around campus! Please look for the green bins located inside the USU and around campus. Items that can go in the bins include:
This program is designed to capture all spent batteries generated on campus. Please do NOT deposit spent batteries that are generated off campus, i.e. home, or send batteries through intra-campus mail. Batteries come in various shapes, sizes and materials. Ensure that the spent batteries being discarded match the description below. Batteries ACCEPTED in this program are:
Alkaline, Lithium (Li-ion), Nickel Cadmium (NiCd), and Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) (AA, AAA, C, D, 9-Volt, & Button Cell)
All batteries MUST have the terminal ends taped with electrical tape. A roll of electrical tape and a pair of scissors should be available next to the spent battery container. If the pair of scissors is missing or you need more electrical tape, contact Safety, Health & Sustainability.
For batteries that don’t match the description noted above (i.e. small sealed lead batteries), these would need to be managed separately. Please call Safety, Risk & Sustainability at 760-750-4502 or email email@example.com to have this done.
Battery Drop-Off Locations:
CSUSM recycles used inkjet and laser jet printer cartridges.
Contact Property Control at 760-750-4535 for pick-up.
Contact Facility Services at 760-750-4600 for pick up.
CSUSM recycles the following campus generated E-Waste:
We Do Not Accept: Household/Commercial Appliances or Hazardous Materials/ Waste All personal data is erased or destroyed for your protection.
Contact the Property Control at 760-750-4535