Garbage and Discarding

Discarding Furniture

We can discard furniture upon request.


There is no charge for discarding furniture. If needed, we provide dumpsters for projects on a chargeable basis, and large, four-wheel recycling bins at no cost.

Discarding Appliances, Computers, and Other Electronics

We can remove and discard appliances, computers, or other equipment upon request.

Examples of appliances and equipment that we can remove include:

  • Washers and dryers
  • Stoves and ovens
  • Dishwashers
  • Trash compactors
  • Specialty lab equipment
  • Microwaves
  • Refrigerators and freezers*
  • Air conditioners*
  • Drinking fountain cooling units*

*In accordance with EPA regulations, CUIMC Facilities Management will facilitate the proper removal and disposal of all refrigerants. There is no charge for such disposal.

If you want to discard computers or hard drives, be sure to take the appropriate measures to remove information before contacting us. For more information about how to securely remove data, contact CUIMC IT at 212-305-HELP (4257), option 5, or CUIMC IT should clear any computer towers and external drives and label them with a green tag. All other electronics, such as keyboards, printers, and copiers, can also be recycled by CUIMC Facilities. Please submit a work order to request pick-up and make sure all items are clearly labeled.

Learn more about CUIMC IT's sanitation or disposal procedures


Examples of bulk-item computer equipment that we can remove include:

  • Computers, PCs, CPUs
  • Printers
  • Scanners
  • Monitors
  • Keyboards
  • Cables
  • Fax machines
  • Photocopiers

Need a repair instead?

We can repair cooling systems such as refrigerators, air conditioners, and freezers. We can also connect coffee makers and water coolers to water lines. However, we do not repair certain appliances such as microwaves or coffee makers; we only replace them. If you have any questions, please include them in your work order.


There is no charge for the removal of large appliances, computers, or other electrical equipment. We only conduct removals during normal business hours.

There is a charge to repair cooling systems such as refrigerators, air conditioners, and freezers. Charges for repairs depend on the appliance.

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