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Recycling

Waste materials are recycled when they are used for another purpose, treated and reused in the same process, or reclaimed for another process. Used oil, batteries, mercury, fluorescent light bulbs, rechargeable batteries, electronic ballasts and capacitors, precious metals, and electronic wastes are all managed for off-site recycling by EHS and/or the OSU Surplus/Recycling.

When feasible, install solvent distillation systems to recycle organic solvents for reuse. This can be done when ultra-pure solvents are not required such as for classroom experiments or when solvents are being used as cleaning agents.