What are the rules?
Columbia University complies with all local, state and federal regulations regulating the disposal of electronic waste through demanufacturing, that is by recovering parts that can be reused, thereby keeping as much as possible out of the waste stream.
Who collects recycling?
To remove a piece of electronic equipment, departments must submit a service request through Facilities. The equipment is then brought to a central area from which it's removed by Northeast Lamp Recycling.
How much are we generating?
The Morningside Campus recycles approximately four and a half tons of this hazardous or potentially hazardous waste, including lamps and other mercury-containing devices, each year.