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2021 NIH America Recycles Day Events

Activities for America Recycles Day will be available on or around November 15 at the following locations:


  • Collections for non-accountable electronics will be held from November 12-19. The collection bins will be placed in the lobbies of Buildings 1, 10 (South Lobby), 13, 31A, 35, 38A, 40, 45, and 50. Acceptable items include computer keyboards, computer mice, cords, speakers, webcams, CDs, and floppy disks. Items with NIH decals, broken glass or sharps are not accepted.

  • Soft plastic film recycling collections will be held at the Building 10-B2 loading dock and the Building 10 Supply Store. Acceptable items include plastic grocery bags, Zip-loc bags, shrink wrap, clear plastic pillows (deflated), bubble wrap, and case wrap from water and soda bottles. Green (biodegradable) air pillows, chip bags, rigid (hard) plastic, packing peanuts and paper products are not accepted.
  • Take the Recycling Pledge!
  • Please check back soon for information on other virtual activities!



  • Collections will be held on November 15 for non-accountable electronic items (all items must be decontaminated using DOHS procedures). The collection area for the BRC is located on the 2nd floor of the BRC outside the S-5 NIA freight elevator. For the Triad building, the collection area will be inside the main entrance.
  • Cell Phones for Soldiers
  • Clothes in usable condition
  • Informative presentations about the recycling opportunities on the Bayview campus, in the laboratory, and at home.

Research Trianlge Park:

  • Lab recycling update/refresher including polling and live Q&A. This will occur on November 15 from 10am-11am.​

Please consult your PAO before donating accountable items:

IC Property Accountability Officers (PAO)

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