Find out how to do your part at Carthage:
- Recycling stations are located on every floor in Carthage residence halls and academic buildings.
Carthage has a solar-powered compactor to reduce energy expenses, one of three in Wisconsin.
Used electronic equipment is recycled each year.
Green bags are placed in all recycling containers, as a way to identify recyclable items versus regular trash.
The College recycles old computers, monitors and keyboards. These items can be taken to the Lentz Hall garage or to the Hedberg Library loading dock, or contact the Maintenance Department.
The College collects batteries, light bulbs and ink cartridges to be recycled. Learn more about what you can recycle.
Library and Information Services
A print monitoring system has drastically reduced paper waste. A group of student employees determines the number of “free prints” that each student is allocated per year.
Computers in Hedberg Library and other labs across campus are set to shut down automatically at night.
Many books removed from circulation are sent to Better World Books for reuse or resale; the rest are recycled.
Other de-accessioned materials (such as VHS tapes or vinyl LPs) are made available for purchase via eBay.
Sodexo, the College’s food service operator, recycles all cooking oils for biodiesel use.
In campus construction and renovation, the College recycles materials, and uses recycled materials, whenever possible: 50 percent of Art Keller field turf is made with recycled materials; 85 percent of the materials from the former Siedemann Natatorium were recycled in the building of the Campbell Student Union.
Carthage recycles refrigerant from small refrigerators in residence hall rooms. (Students who have a broken refrigerator should contact the Maintenance Department.)
All motor oil from Carthage vehicles is drained and collected for refinement. Old oil filters are crushed and recycled.
During move-in days at the start of the school year, Environmental Services brings in a 30-yard dumpster to collect cardboard from moving boxes.
A cardboard compactor on campus increases the College’s recycling efforts and reduces the amount of trash going to landfills.