Columbia University complies with all New York City, state and federal regulations.


Recycling bins for paper and bottles and cans are available in every building, usually in central locations such as lobbies and hallways. Most recycling and trash bins are labeled with Columbia University stickers, and signs explaining the recycling program are often posted near the bins.

The Environmental Stewardship website explains how the recycling program works around the University: what materials are recyclable, how and where to recycle them, and what happens after they leave your sight.