Recycle plastic, glass, and metal containers; mixed paper; and batteries.

The EPA estimates that 75 percent of what Americans throw in the trash can actually be recycled. The aluminum can is 100 percent recyclable and can be used to make new cans over and over again.

MSRH students are provided with recycling bins on each floor. Goldsmith students should bring their recyclables to the basement. Recycling Resources for NYC.

E-waste (such as old computers, printers, cell phones, and CDs), clothes, and textbooks can be recycled at Columbia’s recycling center in Lerner Hall by Cafe 212. Electronics are a small portion of the waste stream by volume, but represent about 70 percent of the toxicity in landfills.


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