• Our mission

    What do we do and why exactly do we exist?

    The Cornell Waste Council was founded to be a resource to everyone in the Cornell community. We provide assistance and resources to waste-related organizations both on and off campus. We are the people to ask about any waste-related questions and a directory for students looking to further sustainability. The council meetings themselves exist to give similar organizations the chance to collaborate and stay informed about what other projects are going on in the community.

  • Get involved!

    Upcoming Events: Fall 2016

    Fall 2016: Second Council Meeting

    Join us on Tuesday, October 18, at 5:00 PM for the second Council meeting of the semester! Just like the first council meeting of fall 2016, delegates will gather in 107 Morrill Hall to discuss their current waste-related endeavors and potential opportunities for collaboration. Don't miss out on this important dialogue!

  • Past Events: 2016-2017 Academic Year

    See what the Cornell Waste Council was up to during the 2016-2017 academic year!

    Fall 2016: First Council Meeting

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    The Cornell Waste Council came together on Tuesday, September 13, at 6:00 PM for the first Council meeting of the semester! Delegates gathered in 106 Morrill Hall to discuss their current waste-related endeavors and potential opportunities for collaboration. Much was discussed, and the council meeting symbolized the fact that the CWC has now been cemented as a permanent, recognized waste management organization on-Cornell's campus.

  • Past Events: 2015-2016 Academic Year

    See what the Cornell Waste Council was up to during the 2015-2016 academic year!

    Slope Day

    May 12, 2016

    On May 12, 2016, the Cornell Waste Council brought together and managed volunteers for the waste management efforts at Slope Day. The event was a major success, with the volunteers filling 3 dumpsters full of compost and recyclables.

    Final Potluck Gathering

    May 9, 2016

    The Cornell Waste Council came together at the end of the semester for some good food, good company, and good discussion. We met on the Ag Quad at 5 PM to discuss what has been achieved over the 2015-2016 academic year and what we will be doing in coming academic years.

    Spring Cleanup

    April 20, 2016

    On Wednesday, April 20, the Cornell Waste Council met outside of Bailey Hall at 4:30 PM and volunteered with other passionate students to clean up our campus community. We reached from as far as the Collegetown gorges to North Campus and collected about 10 bags of trash! Those students who volunteered were entered into a raffle to win free ice cream at the Dairy Bar.

    5@5 Campaign: Week of the Chimes

    April 18-April 22, 2016

    For those who could not make Spring Cleanup, our 5@5 Campaign: Week of the Chimes encouraged all students on-campus to pick up 5 pieces of trash each time the chimes struck 5 PM the same week. Our 5@5 Campaign: Week of the Chimes ended with SpringFest, held by the Sustainability Office, on Friday, April 22.

    Spring 2016: First Council Assembly

    March 22, 2016

    The Cornell Waste Council held a council assembly in 145 McGraw Hall at 5:30 PM to hear how our peers are helping manage the waste stream. For the first time, organizations both on- and off-campus came together to share updates and insights on how each of us is making an impact on-campus.

    Waste Weekend

    November 21, 2015

    On November 21, 2015, students met at the Bear's Den to celebrate our waste reduction efforts! Waste Weekend hosted 10 student groups, each presenting the work they do to make our campus that much more sustainable. The event eventually culminated with the formation of the Cornell Waste Council.

  • The team

    The Council is completely organized and managed by Cornell students. Meet our team below!

    Alex Dubro '16



    Alex is a senior in CALS whose major is Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on organizational psychology. He brings his love and knowledge of organizational psychology to the club in order to make waste management as sustainable as possible.

    Gunnar Glover '19

    Team Member


    Gunnar is a sophomore in CALS majoring in Biological Sciences, with a concentration in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. He hopes to work through CWC to make the campus cleaner and healthier for all.

    Brittney Thompson '18

    Team Member


    Brittney is a junior in CALS majoring in Environmental and Sustainability Sciences. Through the CWC, she hopes to inspire Cornellians to be responsible with recycling and reusing the materials we create but no longer need.

  • Contact

    Voice any questions or concerns, and get involved in waste management!

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