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Pen recycling program

Every time you use up a writing instrument, be sure to save it and bring it to a UOIT pen recycling box on campus. Collected waste is then sent to Terracycle, a company that collects previously non-recyclable or difficult-to-recycle waste. The waste is converted into new products, ranging from recycled park benches to upcycled backpacks.

Accepted waste:

Any brand of:

  • pens and pen caps
  • mechanical pencils
  • markers and marker caps
  • highlighters and highlighter caps
  • permanent markers and permanent marker caps

Locations of collection bins include:

  • North Oshawa Library – Karin Downie, ext. 2967pen recycling box at the north campus library
  • Education Library (11 Simcoe Street North) – Kate Gibbings, ext. 2976
  • Social Science Library (61 Charles Street) – Chelsie Lalonde, ext. 5651
  • South Village Residence
  • South Hall Residence
  • Information Technology Service Desk
  • U5 Building, Room 68
  • Campus Corners, second floor
  • Campus Corners, third floor

Students, faculty and staff will have additional opportunities to recycle writing utensils and other items during the upcoming Thrift Swap events. The Thrift Swaps will take place in the lobbies of Simcoe Village and South Village Residences within the following months:

  • December 2016
  • April 2017

If a box is full, or if you would like to request an additional box, please contact or 905.721.8668 ext. 6246. 

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