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Trash, Recycling, Hoarding and Purging

Not sure if it's Trash, Recycling or hidden treasure? You've come to the right place.

  • Trash is emptied once a month. 
  • Remember that the Trash dumpster is not for your personal trash from home. 
  • If a trashcan is full, or near full, please empty it into the dumpster. 
  • If throwing out cups/etc please empty liquid out of it first
  • If you're not sure if it's trash, ASK! (See "Hoarding and Purging")
  • Regular recyclables go in the recycling dumpster, NOT THE TRASH
  • Includes cans, bottles, paper, cardboard, etc. Does not include E-waste
  • Please flatten all boxes before putting them in the recycling dumpster, it saves tons of space
  • E-waste (circuit boards, etc) goes in the E-waste container
  • If the E-waste container is full, contact the Board via email or Slack
Hoarding and Purging

Please keep the following in mind, depending on which activity you're doing...

  • We can't save everything. If it's only useful to you, maybe you should keep it at your place.
  • Put it someplace logical, and for the love of cake label it if you can. We don't all know what it is.
  • If it's useful for a tool/space/etc let the Resource Manager know it's there. They may not know!
  • Do we have lots of it already? Do we really need more?
  • One Member's trash is another Member's Treasure. 
  • If you don't know what it is, ASK! Use Slack (#whydowehavethis) with a photo, or ask a Resource Manager
  • Your organizational system may not be the same as everyone else's. "Unsorted" may actually be sorted...
  • If you're mid-clean/purge/etc and have to leave it for a bit, let people know. People complain less that way.
  • Check with a Resource Manager first if you have some awesome idea for helping organize their space
  • If you need help organizing something, or coming up with a system to hold it, ask!