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Capitol Square Complex

The Bureau of Facilities Management promotes and maintains a diverse recycling program for state facilities located near Capitol Square. More than 70 agencies are served in the Capitol Complex by BFM. 

State Office Areas:  
White & Colored Paper Surplus Furniture
Newspaper, Magazines, & Brochures Surplus Office Equipment
Telephone Books  
Aluminum Cans  
Printer Cartridges  
Rechargeable Batteries  
Plastic Beverage Containers  

Recycling Guidelines:

White paper, Cardboard, Newspaper and Telephone Books:

  • Separate white, non-glossy papers and place in “White Paper” recycling container 
  • All colored paper, magazines, brochures, shiny paper, newspapers, and telephone
    books go in the “Mixed Paper” recycling container
  • Place flattened cardboard beside the paper recycling containers
  • NOT ACCEPTED: Food containers like pizza boxes

Aluminum Cans:

  • Please place only empty containers in recycling bins, crush, and remove caps.
  • Look for designated boxes by vending machines, in lobbies, etc.

Printer Cartridges:

  • Ink jet, laser printer and fax machine cartridges can also be recycled. Please send your recycled cartridges via inter-agency mail to: Printer Cartridge Recycling, DGS Surplus Property, Mail Stop 194-16. 
    Click here for additional information. 

Rechargeable Batteries:

  • Send batteries through inter-agency mail to: Battery Recycling, DGS Surplus Property Office, Mail Stop 164-16. Each battery should be placed individually in a plastic bag.
  • Please send only rechargeable batteries.

Surplus Furniture and Office Equipment:

  • Property from the Complex is stored at the Surplus Property warehouses where it can be redistributed to state agencies, localities or select non-profit organizations, or sold to the public. Contact your Surplus Property Officer for movement of furniture.

Additional Waste Reduction Efforts
BFM staff reuse and recycle the following materials generated from Capitol Square buildings, maintenance and operations:

-light tubes

-yard waste (mulch)

-light ballasts

-motor oil and tires

-refrigerant oils

-plastic parking tags


-ferrous metals


-construction materials

Additional Information

Please email BFM at or Call 786-3578 for the following:

  • Missing  a recycling container
  • Know of a good location for your floor's recycling containers
  • Disposal of large quantities of old brochures or files
  • Program Suggestions, Other Waste Reduction Questions

Container Labels, Program Posters, Handouts


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