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Have items to dispose of? Check the

Recycle How-To’s

first to see if the items can be recycled or reUSED!


Love to Compost? Remember – Compost collection related to food waste and food preparation is

Food Scrap and Napkins Only!

Click here to learn more about composting at Cornell


Intereseted in Cornell Surplus Materials?


STACS is the: System for Trade & Auction of Cornell Surplus and has TWO components:
  1. An online PUBLIC auction system, for surplus materials no longer needed on the campus.
  2. An online system for internal reallocation of university owned materials. Click here for directions to access to the materials available for internal reallocation (a valid faculty or staff net id and password are required).

Important Note: STACS is designed specifically for distribution of NON-capital materials and does not change or replace any function of the Capital Assets Transfer System (CATS).

Click ReUSE programs at Cornell.


Need a Recycle Bin?

University Departments may order plastic blue recycle bins directly from R5 Operations at cost. To place order for either a desk side recycle bin, or a "Slim Jim" recycle bin, please submit a service request. Prices are at cost, but are priced for small orders. Large quantities of bins should be ordered directly from a vendor. For information on available sizes and prices, or for other questions and details please call R5 Operations at 254-1666 or email

Contact Us:
R5 Operations – Respect Rethink Reduce Reuse Recycle
Cornell Recycle Center
251 Solidago Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.