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What materials are recycled by Albemarle County Public Schools?

  • Recyclables (paper, plastics #1 - #7, aluminum, steel, tin, glass, cardboard, newspaper)
  • Batteries (alkaline and rechargeable) - Collection containers at AHS, MHS, WAHS, Building Services and School Technology.
  • Electronic waste (computers, monitors, keyboards, etc.)
  • TechnoTrash (CDs, flash drives, cords, VHS tapes, small electronics, ink, boards, chips, headphones- see more detailed information below)
  • Scrap metal
  • Fluorescent & mercury-containing bulbs
  • Construction debris
  • Used oil

All About TechnoTrash

Environmental Compliance has partnered with GreenDisk Services in order to recycle all technotrash produced in schools. With the help of their Pack-IT service and Technotrash Cans, we are able to make sure that these materials are disposed of in an environmentally friendly fashion.  For a comprehensive list of what technotrash is accepted through these services, please see the information below. 

Technotrash Can

Below is the list of items accepted in the Technotrash Can:

  • Media: CDs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs, DVDs, Blu-ray, 3.5” and 5.25” floppy disks, zip and jazz disks, and cases
  • Tapes: VHS, audio cassette tapes, DAT, DLT, Beta, and Digibeta
  • Computer drives: Hard drives, zip, jazz, floppy, CD-ROM, DVD, jump drives
  • Communication devices: Cell phones, pagers, PDAs and their chargers, cradles, and headset accessories
  • Small electronics: MP3 players, iPods, hand-held CD and cassette players, and digital cameras
  • Film:
    • Photographic film negatives, instant film, sheet film, Advanced Photo System, slides, Disc film, 110, 126, 127, 120/220
    • Black and white or undeveloped only: Motion picture film, film reels, Super 8, 8mm, 9.5mm, 16mm, 35mm, 70mm
    • Medical x-ray, industrial x-ray, lithographic, micro film, microfiche
  • Miscellaneous items: UPS units, AC chargers, keyboards, mice, modems, routers, headphones, cords, adaptors, cables, boards, and chips
  • VCRs, DVRs, TIVO units, Blu-ray players, and DVD players
  • GPS units
  • Computer speakers
  • Video game consoles and cartridges

The following items are NOT accepted for recycling:

  • desktop phones, answering machines, photocopiers, shredders, and calculators
  • small miscellaneous electronics (i.e. razors, hair dryers, flat irons, toothbrushes, etc.)
  • kitchen appliances (i.e. toasters, microwaves, blenders, etc.)
  • single use batteries, light bulbs, lamps, vacuums, carbon monoxide detectors
  • stereo systems, radios, CB radios, stereo speakers, satellite dishes, TVs, remote controls
  • vinyl records
  • mercury containing devices such as thermometers, thermostats, smoke detectors, etc.

Recycling Coordinators

Each school has its own Recycling Coordinator who serves as a contact liaison with the Environmental Compliance Department and a resource for information if there are questions about what materials can be recycled. For your reference, Recycling Coordinators are listed by school below.

​School Recycling Coordinator​
​Agnor-Hurt ​Doug Granger
​Baker-Butler Debbie Newman​
​Broadus Wood ​Ruth Greer
​Brownsville ​Kathleen Mahanes
​Cale ​Deborah Riddick
​Crozet ​Maggie Morris
​Greer ​Theresa Schmitt
​Hollymead ​Jeff Matriccino, Mary Dreyer
​Ivy Creek / Prep ​Vacant
Meriwether Lewis ​Betsy Bell
​Murray ​Peggy Morgan, Laura Dewald
​Red Hill ​Cindy Payne
​Scottsville ​Sharon Ayres
​Stone-Robinson ​Wanda Martin
​Stony Point ​Diana Amatucci
​Woodbrook ​Vacant
​Yancey ​Bird Dierking
​Burley ​Mike Barber
​Henley ​Susan Guerrant
​Jouett ​Vacant
​Sutherland ​Jeffrey Schwalm
​Walton ​Susan Rigby
​Murray ​Tom Mix
​Monticello ​Gail Epps
​Albemarle ​Angela Worley, Dan Parks, Melissa Brown
​Western Albemarle ​Vacant
Charter Scool ​Chandler Sansing

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