Special Recycling and Reuse Collections

For questions about materials or drop-off locations not listed here, please contact your School or Center's Sustainability Coordinator. For items not collected anywhere on campus, check out earth911.

Organized by School/Center

College Houses

Battery and light bulb recycling can be found in the following College Houses:

  • Du Bois
  • Gregory
  • Harnwell
  • Harrison
  • Kings Court English
  • The Quad
  • Rodin
  • Stouffer

Facilities and Real Estate Services

  • Batteries: Rear Kitchen
  • Electronic Waste: Rear Kitchen
  • Eyeglasses: Rear Kitchen
  • Light Bulbs: Rear Kitchen
  • Shoes: Rear Kitchen
  • Writing Utensils: Rear Kitchen

Penn Dental Medicine

  • Batteries: Levy Lobby, Schattner Lobby
  • Eyeglasses: Levy Lobby
  • Writing Utensils: Levy 244

Penn Engineering

  • Batteries
    • Levine: 168, 403, 459, 502
    • LRSM 200
    • Moore 203
    • Singh 220
    • Skirkanich 240
    • Towne: B13, 226A, 311A
  • Books: Levine Recycling Room (L166C)
  • Electronic Waste: Levine Recycling Room (L166C)
  • Light Bulbs: Levine Recycling Room (L166C)
  • Styrofoam (clean): Levine Recycling Room (L166C)
  • Writing Utensils: Levine Recycling Room (L166C)

Penn Law

  • Batteries
  • Eyeglasses

Perelman School of Medicine

  • Batteries: Clinical Research Building (CRB), 1st Floor Break Room (Room 102)
  • Eyeglasses: CRB 102
  • Light Bulbs: CRB 102
  • Styrofoam (clean): CRB 102
  • Writing Utensils: CRB 102

School of Arts and Sciences

  • Batteries: Contact Brittany Gross for specific information on collection locations.
  • Electronic Waste: Contact Brittany Gross for specific information on collection locations.

School of Nursing

  • Batteries: Fagin Hall, Main Entrance Vestibule
  • Electronic Waste: Fagin Hall, Main Entrance Vestibule
  • Eyeglasses: Fagin Hall, Main Entrance Vestibule
  • Scrubs (gently used): Fagin Hall, Suite M-18
  • Shoes: Fagin Hall, 1P Elevator Lobby
  • Textbooks: Fagin Hall, Suite M-18
  • Writing Utensils: Fagin Hall, Main Entrance Vestibule

School of Social Policy and Practice

  • Batteries: Caster, 1st Floor
  • Electronic Waste: Caster B28
  • Light Bulbs: Caster, 1st Floor
  • Printer Toner: Caster, 1st Floor & 3815 Walnut St., 1st Floor Break Room

Wharton

  • Batteries
    • Huntsman Hall: Wharton Operations (Suite F30)
    • Steinberg Hall - Dietrich Hall: Guard Desk at Locust Walk Entry
    • Vance Hall: Guard Desk at Main Entrance
  • Electronic Waste: Vance Hall, 2nd Floor through Wharton Computing (WCIT) 
  • Writing Utensils
    • Huntsman Hall: Wharton Operations (Suite F30)
    • Steinberg Hall - Dietrich Hall: Guard Desk at Locust Walk Entry
    • Vance Hall: Guard Desk at Main Entrance

Organized by Item

Batteries

  • College Houses: Du Bois, Gregory, Harnwell, Harrison, Kings Court English, The Quad, Rodin, Stouffer
  • Facilities and Real Estate Services: Rear Kitchen
  • Penn Dental Medicine: Levy Lobby, Schattner Lobby
  • Penn Engineering
    • Levine: 168, 403, 459, 502
    • LRSM 200
    • Moore 203
    • Singh 220
    • Skirkanich 240
    • Towne: B13, 226A, 311A
  • Penn Law
  • Perelman School of Medicine: Clinical Research Building, 1st Floor Break Room (Room 102)
  • School of Arts and Sciences: Contact Brittany Gross for specific information on collection locations.
  • School of Nursing: Fagin Hall, Main Entrance Vestibule
  • School of Social Policy and Practice: Caster, 1st Floor
  • Wharton
    • Huntsman Hall: Wharton Operations (Suite F30)
    • Steinberg Hall - Dietrich Hall: Guard Desk at Locust Walk Entry
    • Vance Hall: Guard Desk at Main Entrance

Books

  • Penn Engineering: Levine Recycling Room (L166C)
  • Penn Nursing: Fagin Hall, Suite M-18 (textbooks)

Electronic Waste

  • Facilities and Real Estate Services: Rear Kitchen
  • Penn Engineering: Levine Recycling Room (L166C)
  • School of Arts and Sciences: Contact Brittany Gross for specific information on collection locations.
  • School of Nursing: Fagin Hall, Main Entrance Vestibule
  • School of Social Policy and Practice: Caster B28
  • Wharton: Vance Hall, 2nd Floor through Wharton Computing (WCIT) 

Eyeglasses

  • Facilities and Real Estate Services: Rear Kitchen
  • Penn Dental Medicine: Levy Lobby
  • Penn Law
  • Perelman School of Medicine: Clinical Research Building, 1st Floor Break Room (Room 102)
  • School of Nursing: Fagin Hall, Main Entrance Vestibule

Light Bulbs

  • College Houses: Du Bois, Gregory, Harnwell, Harrison, Kings Court English, The Quad, Rodin, Stouffer
  • Facilities and Real Estate Services: Rear Kitchen
  • Penn Engineering: Levine Recycling Room (L166C)
  • Perelman School of Medicine: Clinical Research Building, 1st Floor Break Room (Room 102)
  • School of Social Policy and Practice: Caster, 1st Floor

Printer Toner

  • School of Social Policy and Practice: Caster, 1st Floor & 3815 Walnut St., 1st Floor Break Room

Scrubs (gently used)

  • School of Nursing: Fagin Hall, Main Entrance Vestibule

Shoes

  • Facilities and Real Estate Services: Rear Kitchen
  • School of Nursing: Fagin Hall, Main Entrance Vestibule

Styrofoam

  • Penn Engineering: Levine Recycling Room (L166C)

Writing Utensils

  • Facilities and Real Estate Services: Rear Kitchen
  • Penn Dental Medicine: Levy 244
  • Penn Engineering: Levine Recycling Room (L166C)
  • Perelman School of Medicine: Clinical Research Building, 1st Floor Break Room (Room 102)
  • School of Nursing: Fagin Hall, Main Entrance Vestibule
  • Wharton
    • Huntsman Hall: Wharton Operations (Suite F30)
    • Steinberg Hall - Dietrich Hall: Guard Desk at Locust Walk Entry
    • Vance Hall: Guard Desk at Main Entrance