Campus reuse

Wayne State University aims to emphaisize the "reuse" part of "reduce, reuse, recycle" through our campus reuse program. This program allows certain everyday items to be reused in the future instead of being thrown out. Below you can find examples of these items and how our university aims to reuse them. 

Toner Cartridge Recycling 

Wayne State has partnered with Xerox to continue a campus-wide recycling effort that aims to capture used toner cartridges from University printers and fax machines. The program accepts any brand cartridge. For your convenience, Xerox allows participating departments to order boxes used for toner cartridge recycling or allows use of an existing box in your possession. Once full or ready to be shipped, a shipping label may be downloaded at this link.  The process is simple and easy. 

Program benefits include: 

  • An easy, free way of recycling cartridges and protecting the environment. 

  • Acceptance of all brands of empty printer cartridges including Xerox, HP, Brother, and Lexmark, as well as used cartridges from other manufacturers. 

  • Cartridges are returned through the program and remanufactured into a new cartridge or recycled. 

For questions regarding the Toner Cartridge Recycling Program, please call 313-577-5068 or email sustainability@wayne.edu

Warrior Wardrobe

The Warrior Wardrobe is a community closet dedicated to making clothing accessible to all Wayne State students. Here, students may drop off gently worn clothing that goes into the closet bank for other students to pick up free of charge. There are two parts of this closet that allow students to optimize their wardrobe to best suit their needs- one being the Casual Closet and the other is the Career Cube. The Casual Closet has clothing more dedicated to everyday use whereas the Career Cube focuses on more professional-looking attire. This program was started to allow students to focus more energy on their studies and work rather than affording clothing. More information on the Warrior Wardrobe can be found at their website