A wide variety of special items such as batteries, shoes, writing utensils, and eyeglasses are collected at sites across campus. Search the lists below for drop-off locations. The lists are organized by School/Center and by Item. We also have drop-off locations marked on our campus map. If you know of a collection spot on campus that is not featured in the list below or on the map, please reach out and let us know so that we can add it!

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

Division of public safety

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

Information Systems & Computing (ISC)

  • Shoes: 3401 Walnut Street, Suites 265B and 337A

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: Golkin Hall, Room 102
  • Eyeglasses: Tanenbaum Hall, Staff Lounge

Perelman School of Medicine

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

School of Arts and Sciences

  • Batteries: Contact Sara King for specific information on collection locations.
  • Electronic Waste: Contact Sara King 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 (please place tape over positive and negative charges)

  • 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: Golkin Hall, Room 102
  • Perelman School of Medicine: Clinical Research Building, 1st Floor Break Room (Room 102)
  • School of Arts and Sciences: Contact Sara King 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 Sara King 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: Tanenbaum Hall, Staff Lounge
  • 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

prescription drugs

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
  • Information Systems & Computing (ISC): 3401 Walnut Street, Suites 265B and 337A
  • 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