Recycling at Brookhaven
Recycling is an easy way everyone can practice sustainability. Recycling preserves natural resources, saves energy, reduces waste in landfills, cuts down on pollution and mitigates global warming. Brookhaven College offers many recycling opportunities.
Please reference our Recycling Resources Map for locations of the following collections on campus.
Single-stream recycling is practiced at Brookhaven College which creates an easier, more convenient way to pitch in. All recyclables may be deposited into any blue bin on campus without consideration for separating materials.
These items are recyclable:
- aluminum cans,
- glass bottles,
- paper (including newspaper), and
- plastic containers.
If you contaminate the recycling, then it has wasted the effort of others to do the right thing.
Used printer cartridges are collected at the following locations. Collections help fund Green Team Coalition activities with the help of the Funding Factory.
- School of the Arts - Outside Bldg. D, Room D123
- Media Department - Outside Bldg. L, Room L257
Single-use alkaline batteries do not contain heavy metals, but they do contain materials that can be recycled. Recycle household batteries at the battery-shaped drop-off box in the Commons Courtyard.
Cooking Grease and Oils
Brookhaven College is a drop-off location for Cease the Grease, a City of Dallas program that collects and recycles cooking fats, oils and grease (FOG). Proper disposal of FOG is important because when poured down household drains, FOG can harden, clog pipes and cause sewers to overflow. Our Cease the Grease site is located near the baseball field.
The Green Team Coalition collects clean plastic bags –such as grocery and dry cleaning bags– that can be recycled to make plastic decking.
- Building L - Second floor, inside the door by Room L255
- Building X - Third floor, outside Room X3028
E-waste relates primarily to electronics that contain toxic and hazardous materials, which can leach into our soil and water. It is important to keep e-waste out of landfills, recover the useful materials and refurbish the equipment that can be reused. Brookhaven College collaborates with our e-waste vendor, eRecycler, at our annual Earth Day Fest to collect electronics and small appliances.