Don’t put that toner cartridge in the garbage; recycle it

The University is encouraging departments to recycle toner cartridges.

Drivers will pick up all used toner cartridges if placed with outgoing mail. All toner boxes should be marked for Surplus Property. If a department doesn’t have a pick up scheduled, place the used toner cartridges near the building mailbox for pickup.

To request a pickup, contact Surplus Property at or 412-624-6500.

A majority of toner cartridges — 60 to 80 percent — end up in landfills, according to a news release. Recycling 100,000 print cartridges saves 9,599 kilograms of aluminum, 40 tons of plastic, and 1 million liters of oil.