Recycling Programs at CUPE 3903

picture showing recycling boxes at CUPE 3903

Recycling station in the CUPE 3903 office, located between the Collective Agreements and the Dropbox.

CUPE 3903 is excited to announce new recycling stations in the CUPE Office, located in 143 Atkinson building. Boxes are in place to collect and recycle writing instruments and batteries. All members are encouraged to drop off their writing utensils and batteries in the CUPE Office to ensure the materials are safely recycled.

The writing instrument recycling program is in collaboration with Any brand of pens and pen caps, mechanical pencils, markers and marker caps, highlighters and highlighter caps, permanent markers and permanent marker caps are accepted in for recycling. For every writing instrument recycling, two cents will be donated to Earth Day Canada. Learn more about this program here.

Information flyer from detailing recyclable writing utensils.

A box to recycle batteries is also now in place to recycle single-use batteries, rechargeable batteries, cellphones and/or cell phone batteries. Lithium Ion (Li-ion), Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb) rechargeable batteries and lithium primary batteries must be individually bagged or have their terminals taped. If recycling cell phones, it’s recommended you remove any and all personal information before recycling. In the recycling process, the memory on the phones is destroyed and reusable materials are recycled before they are resold. For more information about this battery recycling program, visit

For any questions, please contact Jacqueline Ristola, Chief steward Unit 3, at