Bard College Student Handbook

Trash Disposal

Off-campus residents may not bring trash, recyclables or re-usable (FreeUse) materials from their off campus houses for placement on campus, and will be fined $50 per bag/item for the first offense. Further disciplinary action will be taken for further infractions. Certain recyclable, compostable and FreeUse items may be disposed of with prior approval through the Bard Office of Sustainability – contact Please refer to the Bard Office of Sustainability (BoS) website for ideas on how to dispose of unwanted materials when you live off campus.

Students who have questions about how to dispose of, compost, recycle, or re-use items should visit the BoS website at