Housing

Recycling

All residents in School of Law housing need to do their part. Please take a moment to review how you too can recycle. Recycling bins for paper, glass, plastic and metal are located in Mercer Residence, D'Agostino Hall, and 130 MacDougal Street.

Recycling Locations

  • Mercer Residence - Mixed Recyclable Bins are located in the refuse closets located on each floor, and in the study rooms, computer labs, The Pub, Game Room, Mercer 312, and the lobby.
  • D'Agostino Hall - Mixed Recyclable Bins are located by the elevators on each floor, in the computer lab, The Commons, the Journals, and the lobby.
  • 130 MacDougal Street - Recycling bins are located next to the trash bins in the alley.

Mixed Recyclable Bins (MRBs)/Single Stream Recycling

Mercer Residence and D'Agostino Hall have switched to Single Stream Recycling. It is no longer necessary to separate paper and cardboard products from glass, metal, and plastic items. The following items can be placed in any of the recycling bins located throughout the buildings.

Recycle the following items:
  • 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

Techno Trash

Bins for Techno Trash (Diskettes, CD's, DVD's, Video & Audio Tapes, Ink Jet and Toner Cartridges, Cell Phones, PDA's 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.

CFLs

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

Books

Residents may contact the bookstore at donatebooks@nyu.edu to arrange for unwanted books to be picked up. All proceeds from the sale of the books is donated to a non-profit organization. Any books that cannot be sold will be 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 NYC. 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.

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