Two recycling bins are furnished to every Residence Hall room which you must keep in your room. Recycling at Ithaca College is simple and easy, so we encourage you to use them.

Outside your residence hall are larger bins with corresponding colors. Take your bins to the larger bins outside and empty the contents into the appropriate bins (it is your responsibility to take out your own trash and recycling).

Remember that trash and recycling services are to meet the needs of on-campus residents with the costs of collecting and processing paid from your board fees. The unauthorized dumping of trash generated off-campus is considered a theft of services, violates Tompkins County Local Laws, and will result in appropriate disciplinary action.

Recycling Is Mandatory

Recycling is mandatory in New York State and at Ithaca College. A comprehensive recycling program has been developed by the Resource and Environmental Management Program (REMP), a coalition of students, faculty, and staff responsible for managing resources on campus in an environmentally sensitive manner.

If you would like more information on our recycling program or other REMP activiites, check out REMP or call the Recycling Information Line at (607) 274-1777.

Universal Waste

Disposal of Electronic and Universal waste requires special handling. Information as to how and where is provided under the "Disposal of Electronic Equipment" heading of the Environmental Safety Select Programs page maintained by the Department of Environmental Health and Safety. For more information, contact their office at (607) 274-3757.