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Recycling/Reuse of Styroform Boxes (Morningside)


Polystyrene foam boxes are used often in shipments of temperature-sensitive materials; their lightweight and insulating properties make them ideal for this purpose. Producing these boxes is highly resource-intensive however, and their plastic ingredients have an indefinite half-life in landfills (or oceans, or rivers).

To help limit the production and subsequent disposal of these boxes, EH&S, in cooperation with the Morningside Mail Room, is pleased to announce a recycling program for Polystyrene/Styrofoam shipper boxes. Bring clean, empty boxes (not the cardboard outer box), with the supplier’s postage-paid return label attached, The Central Mail Room (CMR) where personnel will arrange for the boxes to be returned for re-use.  Do not bring boxes to the CMR unless such a label has been provided.

DIRECTIONS TO DROP-OFF SITE

From the street level:
Go to 119 street and Amsterdam where you will see a security booth, proceed inside the gate passing the dumpsters as if you are going to the GYM.  At the beginning of the tunnel you will see the loading dock for the CMR, room 101 of the Service Building.  Deposit boxes on right side of the dock.

From the upper campus level:
Take the Schermerhorn Hall elevator down to the second floor. Get off the elevator, make a right and walk down the hall passing two double doors, there you will see the sign for the CMR (101 SERVICE BUILDING).