Regular Trash

Regular Trash (or garbage) consists of items that include discarded food, paper, glass, plastic, leather, textiles, cans, and/or other materials normally associated with common household waste. Also included are such items as accumulations of lawn grass, and shrubbery, cuttings, tree leaves and other vegetative matter usually created as refuse in the care of lawns, yards and gardens.

Also, white goods consisting of discarded refrigerators, stoves, and water heaters, and other household-type appliances, not covered under other sections of this Waste Management Plan, are considered trash. Finally, discarded furniture and other general household-type debris, not otherwise covered under other sections of this Waste Management Plan, are considered to be Regular Trash.

Note: In laboratory areas, glass items, such as broken laboratory glass items, may only be placed in specially marked containers that are labeled “broken glass.” This is necessary to ensure the health and safety of St. John’s University’s housekeeping staff.

Storage, Handling & Disposal

Recyclable Wastes
The University operates a recycling program for various types of recyclable wastes. Receptacles for these recyclables are found at various locations throughout each campus. These items include glass, metal, paper and cardboard. All such items should be placed in the proper receptacles so that they may be recycled.

All recyclables generated at each campus are removed by the New York City Department of Sanitation or an EH&S approved waste contractor.

For the Queens campus, leaves, brush and branches are stored in a dumpster located behind Sullivan Hall. The City Department of Sanitation picks up this waste stream.

Non-Recyclable Wastes
Various types of garbage receptacles are situated in various locations at each campus. All non-recyclable wastes are to be placed in these receptacles so that they may be disposed of by the New York City Department of Sanitation or an EH&S approved waste contractor.