Waste Management and Recycling



The Waste Management team helps keep Columbia clean and safe through their robust collection and disposal program that includes the recycling of all metal, glass, plastic, and paper products.

Working with campus partners such as Environmental Stewardship, Waste Management helps the Morningside and Manhattanville campuses reduce waste and increase landfill diversion to align with New York City's zero waste goal. 


A Facilities and Operations employee stands by a mini truck that is filled with bags of recycling.

Helping to Divert Waste From Landfills

Learn more about programs that encourage recycling and help manage waste on campus.

Three bins and a sign that says "Free Shredding" sit in the Small Square in front of the Jerome L. Greene Science Center
Clean + Go Green

Operations holds its award-winning Clean + Go Green program twice a year for the recycling, reuse, or proper disposal of large, unwanted items

Stoves wrapped in plastic sit on the side walk next to a moving truck.
Other University Resources

Below are links to resources from our campus partners on waste management and recycling:

Waste Management and Recycling Services

The Waste Management team provides the following refuse and recycling services to help meet the University's needs.


Waste Management and Recycling News