Throughout the year, especially come move-out day, students throw out a large number of items because they realize that a number of what they brought with them are not practical nor useful in the residential halls. Packing for college can be a daunting task, and we're here to help you prepare smartly and sustainably, while also working towards minimizing waste at the end of the year!
Check out our Packing Guide for helpful suggestions on what to bring and what to leave behind.
Continuing on the theme of waste reduction, we are relying on your help to improve our recycling rates! All residential halls use a two-stream recycling system, which means that there is a bin for paper and another for plastics, glass and metals. Additionally, we have E-waste recycling centers all over campus for electronic devices
Please take a moment to visit our Recycling page or read our recycling guide to become familiar with what is recyclable on campus.
University life creates unique opportunities for everyone — from students in dorms, to faculty and staff in their offices — for adopting a sustainable lifestyle. We have excellent programs in place to help everyone be great environmental stewards.
At Colgate University, we strive to integrate sustainability in all aspects of campus life. Events are known to be resource-intensive, but it does not have to be that way! The Office of Sustainability created a planning guide to provide a list of suggestions that will help lessen the environmental impact of on- and off-campus events. Read the Green Events guide
Faculty and Staff Salvage
The Purchasing Department has an online list of items and goods recovered from Colgate's departments and offices that are available for purchase or exchange by other offices at the university. Before buying something new for your office, take a look at the list
of available items!