St. John’s University began its recycling program in 2002. Since
this time the university has:
Distributed hundreds of recycle containers in the corridors of the
Residential Village, academic & administrative buildings.
Implemented single stream recycling on the Queens campus.
Increased the amount of classroom recyclying bins in the Queens and
Staten Island campus, with updated single stream recycling
Increased the amount of student workers as Sustainability
Quantified and reported on the volumes of our recycling
Triple the number of recycling stations for every campus building
wtih new clearly mark
Other materials that are currently being recycled on our campuses
include cardboard, scrap metals, plastic containers, batteries,
fluorescent lamps, computer monitors, printer cartages and some
The Facilities Services Department has responsibility for handling
all recycled materials for all campuses. The Office of Facilities
Services can be reached by calling ext. 6253.