Hello PBSci Division, Lab Managers and Facility Personnel – 
In our continuing effort to reach the UC Office of the President’s appointed goal of zero waste initiatives, we wanted to inform you of a styrofoam collection day at PSB on February 18th, 2021. 
The Sustainability Office, in collaboration with Grounds and EH&S, puts on quarterly styrofoam pick up days leading to approximately 1,500 lbs of styrofoam per year! During scheduled times, a roll-off bin will be located at the Physical Science Building loading dock with volunteers ready to assist in drop-offs.
*** The next styrofoam recycling drive will be held next Thursday February 18th, 2021
from 10am to 2pm at the PSB Loading Dock. ***

Only dense, whiteStyrofoam #5 & #6′ is acceptable, please see the container for a rating. Please ensure there are no stickers, tape or labels attached to containers. Styrofoam packing peanuts and pieces smaller than 6 inches cannot be recycled. No Grey or colored Styrofoam.

Additionally, some styrofoam containers from Sigma-Aldrich, Millipore Sigma, New England Biolabs and NEB can be returned with postage paid. Please see containers for more information.  It would be great if moving forward, labs can look into purchasing from companies that be returned with postage pre-paid. 
The Green Labs Team hopes that all labs will participate in the collection and recycling of our large styrofoam waste stream
Please let me know if you have any questions.
We’ll see you there!
Jenny Coleman
Physical & Biological Sciences Facilities
University of California, 
Santa Cruz
214 Physical Sciences Buildings
Office (831) 459-3498