Waste Management

2018 Waste Data

  • Trash Landfilled: 341 Tons
  • Construction Debris Landfilled: 251 Tons
  • Regular Materials Recycled: 109.6 Tons
  • Reuse Program: ~ 14.5 Tons
  • Composted Materials: ~ 90 Tons


  • Composting 101
  • Pre-Consumer Composting - Dana Dining Center diverts food scraps from meal preparation for on-site composting
  • Post-Consumer Composting - Community members can participate in composting at the Student Center and North Star Cafe
  • Residence Halls Composting - Students can particapte in organic waste diversion at their residence halls.
  • Green Composting - Landscaping debris and horse manure are composted on-site

ReUse Program

  • ReUse 101
  • Allows community members to divert useable goods from the landfill


  • Recycle Right NY - Learn what should be in your recycling can and what should be out!
  • Single Stream Recycling - Recycling bins are located throughout campus and require no sorting
  • Electronics Recycling - Used electronic equipment often contains heavy metals which if not handeld properly could contaminate the environment
  • Rechargeable Battery Recycling - The NY Rechargeable Battery Act requires rechargeable batteries to be recycled; special battery recycling areas are located around campus

Landfilled Waste

  • What does not get diverted from the waste stream ends up in a landfill

Regulated Waste