RECYCLEMANIA | RECYCLING ON CAMPUS
RecycleMania is an international recycling competition for colleges and universities to promote waste reduction activities. Every year over a ten week period (usually between January and March), schools weigh their trash, recycling and even compost weekly to win a variety of different contests.
In 2008, residence halls on our undergraduate Beren and Wilf campuses participated. In 2009, with the help of students, faculty and staff, the program expanded to include Beren, Wilf, the Brookdale Center (at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law) and the Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus (at Albert Einstein College of Medicine).
You can help in our efforts all year long by placing the following items into their designated bins around campus:
For more information about the RecycleMania competition, go to www.recyclemaniacs.org.
In every city, recycling is a little different. New York City has its own way of recycling, and sometimes it is tough to remember exactly what that entails. The following summary can help you distinguish what goes where so you don't have to guess.
We encourage you to obtain the latest, most complete information about what and how to recycle in New York City at NYCWasteLe$$. Additional resources can be found at the site of the Council on the Environment of New York City.
RECYCLE phone books, newspapers, cardboard, paper bags, mixed paper (junk mail with or without window envelopes, wrapping paper, magazines, scrap paper).
TRASH paper that is wet, waxed, laminated, or food strained; thermal fax paper; tissues; napkins; hardcover books; fast-food wrappers.
PLASTIC, GLASS AND METAL
RECYCLE plastic bottles and jugs without caps; glass bottles and jugs without caps; cans, jar lids, foil, scrap aluminum, pots, wire hangers, curtain rods, aerosol cans, paint cans dried out without lid and bulk metal.
TRASH plastic trays, wrap, cups; mirrors, lightbulbs, ceramics; magnetic items, full cans, cans containing hazardous waste.
Though Yeshiva is not composting campuswide, the OES and Food Services has begun a small composting project at our Washington Heights Campus with the help of NYRP, composting over 300 pounds of waste a week! Also, be sure to check out where you can compost in Manhattan.
PRINTER CARTRIDGES & TONER
YU with the help of Staples is now running a printer cartridge & toner recycling program campus-wide.
Drop off collection boxes can be found at the following locations:
Mendel Gottesman Library Room 405
Belfer Hal 5th floor around the corner from Room 501
Furst Hall Student Accounts, Room 121
215 Lexington - 12th Floor, Career Services
All dorm downstairs waste collection areas!
Brookdale - Faculty Office, 5th Floor, Copy Room
Montefiore - Moses Campus, 3300 Kossuth
Belfer Building - Procurement Office, Room 105 & B13A
If you are using a lot of printer cartridges and want to recycle them but are
too far from a drop off location, please print
this shipping label, tape it to the printer cartridge box and put it in the
BATTERIES & FLUORESCENT LIGHT BULBS
Yeshiva University's Environmental Health and Safety team works diligently with Veolia, a chemical waste vendor to dispose of our batteries and fluorescent light bulbs. Lithium, lead acid, rechargeable and all other batteries can be recycled along with Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) bulbs. Contact Patricia Turner in Environmental Health and Safety or Facilities at your campus to learn how properly to dispose of used batteries and fluroescents.
For more information on recycling Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) bulbs in your local community call the Council on the Environment of NYC at 212.788.7989 or visit their website.
Annual clothing drives are run at the end of the year to collect unwanted
clothing, shoes and goods. At Einstein, in the staff housing buildings a new
partnership will begin with Wearable
Collections to recycle all used clothing. Bins are now located in 1925 and 1935 Eastchester Road as well as the Forchheimer Lobby.
Other options can be found at CENYC's Clothing website.
Working with Staples and Penmate, Yeshiva is now recycling plastic pens
which will be recycled through Terracycle into new Staples products. Not
only that but for every pen recycled the Energy & Environmental
Club will recieve $0.02. Collections bins are located at all printer
cartridge locations. If your office is interested in collecting them,
please contact our office.
Manhattan campuses recycle through Curb Recycling. Other campuses recycle through Dell's give back program. On the Manhattan
campuses contact your ITS department and at
Einstein reach out to Housekeeping to
learn how properly to dispose of your work computer, personal computer or office
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