Campus Recycling

A uniform recycling program has been established across all campuses for construction debris. In 2015, an intensive study found that more than 208,000 pounds of paper, cardboard, plastic, glass, and metal were being recycled and diverted from the University’s waste stream annually. During move-out, students donate goods, clothes, and furnishings, with almost two tons of items repurposed or recycled.

What We Recycle

  • Paper, cardboard, aluminum cans, plastics, glass
  • Toner cartridges at the print shop and for individual users; printers provided by cartridge manufactures' envelope such as HP
  • Construction debris and materials (as part of LEED projects)
  • Used furniture through local charities
  • Fluorescent bulbs

Over 90,000 lbs. of construction related debris collected from the renovation of Hughes Hall was recycled in 2012.

Fordham's Uniform Recycling Program for Buildings

  • Ensures compliance with all local recycling regulations
  • Maximizes diversion of recyclable materials
  • Reduces service needs from the haulers and reduces cost
  • Presents a positive image and contributes to an enhanced overall aesthetic for the campus

Components of the Revamped Recycling Programs Include

  • More and revised placement of recycling bins throughout all campus buildings, both residential and academic
  • More effective stickers to maximize diversion
  • Revised posters include more paper recycling capabilities, reducing trash volumes
  • Instructional recycling announcements and signs help educate students, faculty and staff about the guidelines while increases program visibility
  • Ongoing educational efforts involving students, faculty and staff