Clean + Go Green - December 15th and 16th (free shredding Dec 15-17)

Dear Colleagues,

With 2010 coming to a close, now is the perfect time to ... clean! Cleaning your office or living space creates more space and will help kick-start your new year.

Columbia University Facilities has partnered with Undergraduate Housing, Environmental Health & Safety, Environmental Stewardship, and Eco-Reps to help you.  As part of our "Clean + Go Green" program (click on this link or continue below to view poster), we will make dumpsters available across campus, at no cost to you, for the disposal of large unwanted items.  Best of all, Facilities will properly separate your items and recycle them.  That way, when you clean, you "go green."

WHEN?

* Reuse/Donation and Recycling: December 15 and December 16, 2010 
   8:00 a.m.--4:00 p.m. (drop-off hours at all locations)
   During this time, Facilities staff will be on hand to help with unloading and recycling

* Paper Shredding: December 15 through December 17, 2010 (This is a 3-day event!)
   8:00 a.m.--4:00 p.m. 

WHERE?

* Reuse/Donation Drop-off Location: White tent on College Walk

* Recycling Drop-off Locations: Fairchild Courtyard; Walkway between Lerner Hall and 
   Butler Hall; and the Grove 
   waste management area

* Paper Shredding Location: 
   Between Low Library and
   Kent Hall

WHAT?

Items you can bring to a Clean + Go Green drop-off location include:

Reuse/Donation (New this Year):

* Clothing 

* Textiles & Linens

* Non-perishable Food

* Coats

* Shoes

* Books

* Small Household Items

Recycling:

* Furniture

* Computer Monitors, Keyboards and CPUs (please clean your hard drive)

* Paper/Cardboard

* Batteries

* Electronic Equipment

* Books/Used Books

* Desk Lamps

* Toner Cartridges

* Paint Cans

* Shredding

NEED HELP MOVING YOUR STUFF?

For a fee, movers will come directly to your office to collect and recycle your unwanted items.  Contact the Columbia University Facilities Services Center at x4-2222 by end of business on Monday, December 14th and mention "Clean + Go Green" to request service.

DONATE YOUR USED BOOKS!

Don't throw your used books away-donate them instead!  Bring your used books to the tent at College Walk, and we will find them a new, happy home.

THIS YEAR AGAIN- FREE SHREDDING! (3 whole days!)

Bring items to be shredded to College Walk only.  A Code Shred truck will be available for all of your shredding needs on December 15th, 16th, and 17th from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. or until the shredder truck becomes full, whichever comes first.

FIND SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR COLUMBIA'S ARCHIVES?

Help preserve the institutional memory of the University.  Contact Columbia University Archives at x4-3786 before disposing of any historical information relevant to the history of the University. You can help ensure that this year's "Clean + Go Green" program is a success-please spread the word!  Should you have any questions about this event or need other facilities-related information, please contact the Facilities Services Center at x4-2222.  We look forward to seeing you at Clean + Go Green!

Sincerely,

Donald Schlosser
Assistant Vice President for Operations
Columbia University Facilities