Sustainability

Composting

What To Compost

  • ALL FOOD: Fruit, Vegetables, Cheese, Meat, Poultry, Seafood, Bread, Rice, Pasta, Etc.
  • Coffee Grounds & Filters
  • Tea Bags
  • Food Soiled Paper (Napkins, Towels, Plates, Etc.)
  • Wine Corks made of Cork; Plastic corks should be placed recycled
  • Compostable Silverware, Plates, Cups, and Stirrers (Provided in Wachtell, Golding, and Law School events)
  • Paper Bags & Newspaper Used To Wrap Food Scraps or Line Apartment Compost Pails

Do NOT Compost

  • Plastic Bags
  • Liquids of Any Kind
  • Other Recyclable & Trash

How To Compost

Vanderbilt Hall, Furman Hall, Wilf Hall, and 22 Washington Square North

Cafes & Event Spaces

  • Greenberg Lounge
  • Tishman Auditorium
  • Snow Dining Room
  • Lester Pollack Colloquium
  • Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz Café
  • Golding Lounge
  • Faculty Library

Furman Hall Apartments

A small, tan compost bin is available to all residents of Furman Hall. Residents should place all compostable materials in this bin. Once the bin is full, residents should empty it into the large compost bin located on each residential floor. A paper bag or newspaper may be used to line the bin in your apartment and disposed of in the hallway compost bin. Plastic bags cannot be placed in the compost bins.

Wilf Hall 2nd Floor

A compost bin has been placed in the pantry area on the 2nd floor of Wilf Hall. We hope to expand this program to all of Wilf Hall in the future.

D'Agostino Hall and Hayden Hall Apartments

A small, tan compost bin has been placed in each D'Agostino Hall and Hayden Hall  apartment. Residents should place all compostable materials in this bin. Once the bin is full, empty it into the large compost bin located in the trash closet on each residential floor. A paper bag or newspaper may be used to line the bin in your apartment and disposed of in the hallway compost bin. Plastic bags cannot be placed in the compost bins.

The Commons, Offices, and Journals

Compost bins are located in The Commons (Green Plastic), second floor pantry (under the sink), and in the Journal area (Green Plastic). Please place all compostable materials in these bins.