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 University Policy Manual
 California State University, Sacramento
Policy Title: Regulation of Waste and Recycle Receptacles
Policy Administrator: Vice President for Administration/CFO
Sac County Code 6.20.160; Penal Code 626.6
Effective Date: June 19, 2015

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Policy Statement:
This policy provides regulation of the numerous waste and recycle receptacles in place throughout the campus, including the large trash dumpsters.

Scavenging shall mean individuals who are involved in the unauthorized taking of recyclable materials or discarded items either in or near a waste or recycling container.

No person shall scavenge, search through, or remove from a container or other receptacle located on any University property, any waste or recyclable materials which have been placed therein for collection.  No person shall step onto or enter a trash or recycle bin or remove any items contained therein.  This section does not apply to personnel designated by the University to conduct collections or other authorized activities.

Waste/Recycle Receptacles include:  Trash containers and recycle containers that are equipped with a lid, partial cover, or swing door, as well as all recycle bins and trash dumpsters located on any campus property. 

Who the Policy applies to:
This policy applies to all students, faculty and staff, as well as all visitors to the campus facilities and grounds.

Why the Policy is necessary:
Scavenging or other removal of items from waste and recycle receptacles is prohibited in the interest of public safety, cleanliness of the campus, the maintenance of an effective recycling program, and to limit the potential of exposure of individuals to hazardous materials contained therein. 

Violations of this policy shall be considered a disruption of the peaceful and orderly operation of this campus.

Violators of this policy who are not current students, staff, faculty or otherwise specifically authorized by the University to be on campus, shall be directed to leave the campus pursuant to Penal Code 626.6.  Such a violator who fails to leave or willfully and knowingly re-enters the campus grounds within seven (7) days shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.  

Violators who are current students, faculty or staff shall be referred through campus administrative channels.


Approved by Alexander Gonzalez, President
June 19, 2015