FAQs


How do I recycle e-waste, batteries, and CFL bulbs?

posted Oct 28, 2011, 11:32 PM by Sustainability Coordinator   [ updated Oct 28, 2011, 11:32 PM by BSC Webmaster ]

Did you know you can't throw these items in the trash?
-CFL bulbs (the twisty kind)
-Old computers, mp3 players, cell phones, TVs, radios, DVD players, chargers, remotes, and other electronic equipment
-All batteries

Collect them in a well-labeled box or bin in your house and contact recycle@bsc.coop for pick-up!

How do I recycle grease?

posted Oct 28, 2011, 11:30 PM by Sustainability Coordinator   [ updated Oct 28, 2011, 11:30 PM by BSC Webmaster ]

Collect grease in a container and contact recycle@bsc.coop for collection!

How do I recycle plastic film?

posted Oct 28, 2011, 11:30 PM by Sustainability Coordinator   [ updated Oct 28, 2011, 11:30 PM by BSC Webmaster ]

Plastic films include plastic bags and wrapping.
Try to reuse it first, then take it to a local grocery store for recycling!

Try Safeway, Trader Joe's, or Berkeley Bowl.

How can I get involved in sustainability efforts at the BSC?

posted Oct 14, 2011, 3:08 PM by Sustainability Coordinator   [ updated Oct 14, 2011, 3:08 PM by BSC Webmaster ]

First of all, practice sustainable behaviors and encourage others to do so! Under each sustainability topic, click on the "how to" link for some easy tips on how to reduce waste production, water consumption, and energy waste!

Secondly, if you are interested in getting involved at the houes level, run to be your houses's Waste Reduction Manager (WRM). Talk to your president or the Recycling Coordinator (recycle@bsc.coop) for more information!

If you are interested in working on co-op-wide sustainability and waste reduction, apply to be the Sustainability Coordinator, Recycling Coordinator, or Reuse Coordinator! Contact the Hiring Commission Chair for more information on when these positions will be open! hicom@bsc.coop

Have a project to propose? sustainability@bsc.coop

What can I compost at the BSC?

posted Oct 14, 2011, 3:02 PM by Sustainability Coordinator   [ updated Oct 14, 2011, 3:02 PM by BSC Webmaster ]

All food: veggies/fruit, meat (bones), dairy, fish,

Coffee grounds, filters and tea bags

Food soiled paper: paper towels, paper plates, napkins

Pizza boxes

Waxed cardboard

Wood that does not have paint, chemicals or nails

Egg Cartons

Where is the BSC Website?

posted Nov 22, 2010, 12:30 PM by Communications Coordinator   [ updated Sep 8, 2011, 5:33 PM by BSC Webmaster ]

Our website is accessible from http://www.bsc.coop/ but is actually hosted at this domain: http://www.berkeleystudentcooperative.org/

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