We provide basic receptacles for recycling plastic, metal, glass, mixed paper, and cardboard. Please bring these materials to a central location for removal, as detailed in the chart below.

For proper disposal of cardboard boxes, flatten and place them in their designated location.

Send any used printer toner cartridges back to the manufacturer with the prepaid shipping label supplied with new cartridges. If you have a large number of used cartridges, submit a work order for assistance.

You can submit a work order to request addition recycling bins for active multi-use areas such as conference rooms, classrooms, and pantries. Please note that any bins we provide will not be regularly emptied by CUIMC custodial staff; occupants should sort recyclables into the appropriate central bins on each floor.   

Building Recycling Drop-Off Location
21 Audubon Basement: South side of floor
Floor 3: Back hallway near freight elevator
51 Audubon Center of each floor
Allan Rosenfield Building

Upper floors: corridor near the stairwell
Lower floors: middle of the corridor

Edge Hotel Floor 1: Center of floor
Floors 2-5: Near entrance to each floor
Hammer Health Sciences Center Near electrical closet, stairwell B
Georgian Building 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floor corridors
Irving Cancer Research Center Service elevator landing and corridor
Mary Woodard Lasker Biomedical Research Building Service elevator landing and corridor
Presbyterian Building
(7th, 8th, 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th Floors)
East and west corridors
Presbyterian Building
(9 East and 15 East)
Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center Near elevator landings
Russ Berrie Medical Science Pavilion Service elevator landing and corridor
School of Nursing South side of floor, adjacent the Russ Berrie connection
Towers 1, 2, and 3 Side of elevator landings
Vanderbilt Clinic Corridors
William Black Building Near elevator landings


All residents must cooperate with CUIMC and New York City’s recycling programs. Separate all newspapers, corrugated cardboard, and magazines, and rinse and separate jars, bottles, and cans before placing them in the designated recycling area of your building. We also offer a composting program in some of our residences.


There is no charge for basic recycling services.

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