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Recycling Reports


The Columbia Recycling Program is proud to share with the campus its annual recycling reports (the first annual report of the program was for the 2009-2010 academic year).  This report covers all facets of the Recycling Program, notably its diversion numbers and ideas for future initiatives. We aimed to provide a well-rounded look into recycling at Columbia.

Annual Report for 2010-11 Academic Year View or Download

Annual Report for 2009-10 Academic Year View or Download


Here are reports detailing what was recycled on campus (including the weights and materials) as well as highlighting any events or news from the Recycling Program.

April 2012 , March 2012February 2012, January 2012

December 2011, November 2011, October 2011, September 2011, August 2011,

July 2011, June 2011, May 2011, April 2011, March 2011, February 2011


Reports on Recycling Program Events or College Wide Events

February 2011, the Recycling Program sponsored an event (with the help of Anchor Graphics) where we silk screen eco friendly images on tshirts. Click here to read the event overview.

April 22, 2011 marked our 3rd annual Eco Fair to celebrate Earth Day.
View the event recap here.

On April 7th, the Recycling Program parnered with Shop Columbia for an art sale and swap titles: Sustainability in the City.
View the event recap here.

Since 2009, each Semester we have held our Eco Installation Call for Work. This project has grown, moving from a design contest into a sustainable gallery on campus. Read more about the origin and growth of our Eco Installation project here.

During Student Move Out Recycling sponsors a donation drive from each residence center, collecting household items, clothing, books, and food. Here is a report from our 4th year's drive this past May 2011. View the event report here.

The annual event, New Student Convocation, was one of the first events our program composted food scraps from. See the full report, with diverion data here.

During the spring of 2011, the Office of Facilities and Construction conducted a cornice and facade masonry removal and repair at our 600 S. Michigan and 624 S. Michigan locations. Read our construction and demolition recycling report.


In January 2011, we sent out an online survey to a select group of faculty and staff. The survey dealt with topics aimed to give us feedback on how the campus percieves the Recycling Program. We aim to use the results from this survey to improve our program.

Here are the results of this survey: View or Download


This effort was a consolidated effort from the entire recycling program staff. Thanks to Caro Griffin  (Interdisciplinary Arts '12) our student worker,  Assistant to Outreach Coordinator, for all her work on layout and design of these reports.