Reuse & Recycle

Recycle

Recycling at the Law School is Single Stream. Single Stream recycling means that ALL recyclable materials are placed into the same recycling bin. When in doubt, recycle!

How To Recycle

What Can Be Recycled?

  • All Paper & Cardboard (Boxes, Newspapers, Milk/Juice Cartons, Mail, Phone Books, Catalogs, Magazines, Soiled Pizza Boxes, etc.)
  • All Plastics & Plastic Films (Bags, Bottles, Plastic Film/Wrap, Food Storage Containers, Plastic Cups & Plastic Silverware)
  • All Glass Containers
  • All Metals (Cans, Foil, & Food Storage Containers)

Do NOT place the following items in the Recycling Bins:

  • Liquids
  • Food Waste

Recycling Locations

  • Furman Hall
  • Vanderbilt Hall
  • The Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law & Justice
  • Mercer Residence: A blue recycling bin has been placed in all of the apartments. These bins should be emptied into the large recycling bins in the refuse closets located on each floor. Recycling bins are also located in the study rooms, computer labs, The Pub, Game Room, Mercer 312, and the lobby.
  • D'Agostino Hall: A blue recycling bin has been placed in all of the apartments. These bins should be emptied into the recycling bins located by the elevators on each floor. Recycling bins are also located in the offices, computer lab, The Commons, the Journals, and the lobby.
  • 230 Sullivan Street: Recycling bins are located next to the trash bins in the alley.
  • 130 MacDougal Street: Recycling bins are located next to the trash bins in the alley.
  • Wilf Hall

Techno Trash
Bins for Techno Trash (Diskettes, CD's, DVD's, Video & Audio Tapes, Ink Jet and Toner Cartridges, Cell Phones, PDAs and Pagers, Digital Cameras, Laptop Computers, Handheld Games, CD & MP3 Players, Rechargeable Batteries) are located in the lobbies of Mercer Residence and D'Agostino Hall and in Vanderbilt Hall 110.

CFLs
Compact Flourescent Lightbulbs (CFLs) should be recycled in the bins located in the Mercer Lobby and D'Agostino Hall Commons.

Reuse

Books
The Department of Residence Services, as part of the Green Apple Move-Out, collects books in May and in August. These books are redistributed to students or given to the book store to be sold. All proceeds from the sale of the books is donated to a non-profit organization. Any books that cannot be sold are donated to either Bridge to Asia or Books for Africa.

Clothes
The NYU Office of Community Service runs the Clothes Line, an ongoing monthly project to provide clothing to needy individuals throughout New York City. Individuals interested in making a clothing donation can do so by calling the automated line at 995-GIVE to schedule an appointment for volunteers to collect the donations. The Clothes Line collects clothing on the first Thursday and Friday of each month.

The Department of Residence Services collects clothing in May and August, as part of the Green Apple Move-Out. All donated clothes are given to charity.

Donations of clothing should be in good condition. Items that are worn out or items with excessive stains or tears should not be included in your donation.

One Student's Trash . . . is Another Student's Treasure

The Department of Residence Services, in an effort to recycle and reuse items that would otherwise be thrown away, collects items (lamps, televisions, microwaves, dishes, etc.) in May and August as part of the program One Student's Trash . . . is Another Student's Treasure. Items are collected for distribution, free of charge, to the academic year residents in August.