Scrap Materials Recycling
Our primary scrap is from metal cutting. We encourage the setting aside of small usable pieces that we make freely available to registered shop users for university purposes. This material is available during shop hours in bins near the Johnson vertical bandsaw. It is not for personal use. All other shop materials must be purchased.
Metal scrap, chips and metal items being disposed of are to be placed in the large red outdoor waste bin (ABC Recycling bin located in Applied Science Lane). If you have copper or brass scrap, please drop it at the machine shop.
There is currently no scrap program at UBC for wood or plastics, so waste such as this is to be placed in regular garbage. Large pieces can be put in the large green dump bin. Contact the shop for access.
The department has an e-waste container in Rusty Hut 120. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for access.
Small commercial batteries (AA, C, D and 9 volt cells, NiCad, NiMH, Li-Ion, zinc air coin cells) can be dropped in the Call2Recycle bin inside the machine shop. Please note that we don’t accept lead-acid batteries, custom battery packs or leaking/corroded batteries. Please bring such items to the appropriate regional transfer stations.
Waste Oil and Cutting Fluid
For all other waste, including chemical waste, please contact ECE Stores or visit the Hazardous Waste Disposal Guide.