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Sustainability

University of Arkansas Bookstore meets all of the requirements to be LEED certified, however, due to time and budget constraints the official certification could not be secured before the start of construction.

The goals of the U of A Bookstore are to help reduce our carbon footprint on both the U of A campus, NWA area, and nationwide. We are working towards our sustainability goals by doing the following:

We are the campus cell phone, printer cartridge, and battery recycling hub.






On Campus Sustainability Events

The University of Arkansas is a leader in campus sustainability efforts, in large part due to its commitment and dedicated resources to reduce its environmental impact and neutralize its carbon footprint.

Our daily habits on campus are becoming more sustainable. Over the past five years, U of A has improved our recycling diversion rate from 25% to 32%, reduced waste sent to the landfill by 10% per student, reduced building energy use—both per square foot of building space and per student, doubled the number of bike loops on campus, and invested over $15 million on campus in energy conservation and efficiency. There's more to come, with an additional $23 million of energy and water conservation improvements planned for installation in campus buildings over the next 24 months.

The University will lessen its enviromental impact:






Recycling and Waste Minimization

Razorback Recycling

Razorback Recycling is responsible for the collection, processing, storage, and marketing of all recyclable materials from the University's educational and general purpose (E & G) facilities. Recycling services may be purchased by campus auxiliaries, student living groups, and recognized University organizations. Razorback Recycling diverted about 35% of solid waste produced on campus to recycling markets, for a total of more than 500 tons of paper, glass, aluminum, plastic, and 17 other types of materials each year. If it can be recycled, U of A has a means and a market for diverting it from our landfill.

There are over 900 bins located in buildings across campus, allowing opportunities to recycle white paper, mixed paper, cardboard, cans and bottles.






Trade-In

The University of Arkansas Computer Store is offering a technology trade-in service for the University of Arkansas community. Electronics that are brought in to the store will be evaluated based on their condition – like new, good, or busted. Many devices, including smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles, and laptops, can be exchanged for a U of A Bookstore gift card to be used in the Computer Store, Bookstore, or any of the four Razorback Shop locations.

Students, faculty, staff and community members who would like to participate in the trade-in program may bring their personally owned electronics by the Computer Store in the U of A Bookstore to get an estimate. If the device doesn't have a trade-in value, the Computer Store also offers electronic recycling at no charge.

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3:


Accepted Materials
  • Deskop/Laptop
  • Printer/Copier/Scanner
  • Cell Phone/Smart Phone
  • Tablet/E-Reader
  • Server
Non-Accepted Materials
  • Any electronics with fluid
  • CRT monitors and televisions
  • LCD monitors and televisions
  • Solder pastes/solder guns
  • Bio-fluids/medical equipment



For your convenience you may drop inks/toners and any batteries except lithium primary batteries into the appropriate receptacle located in the following locations:

Trade-In FAQ

  • How does it work?

    Visit U of A Computer Store for assistance in evaluating the trade-in eligibility of your device. This is a quick and simple process of examining the device and answering a few questions. After confirming the information, you will be given a quote. If you accept the quote at the time you will be given a U of A Bookstore gift card for the value of the quote in exchange for your used device. Once your exchange is processed, you will no longer have access to your trade-in device, so be sure to copy any important data prior to trade-in! All items will be securely wiped before being re-circulated or recycled and all stored information will be unattainable.

  • What kind of technology do you accept for trade-in?

    iPhones, iPads, iPods, Tablets, E-readers, Laptops, and MacBooks are just some of the items offered. We are adding more devices; at better prices, on a regular basis to better serve our customers.

  • How do I get paid?

    Once a quote is entered, and you have accepted the quote, the U of A Computer Store will issue payment for your trade-in in the form of a gift card for the trade-in value. This is the only eligible form of payment available and can be redeemed for any item purchase in the U of A Bookstore, Razorback Shops and Computer Store, including credit towards new devices.

  • What can I use the gift card for?

    Anything in the store! The gift card you will receive is not limited to certain products or departments. If you want to use your gift card for clothing or textbooks; go ahead! If you are considering that new Apple product you've always wanted, feel free to use your gift card towards the purchase. As an added bonus, your gift card never expires. Use it until the amount on the card is gone!

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