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Recycling Services

The Homewood Recycling Office is committed to responsible waste reduction and disposal in order to protect the health of our community and our environment. We strive to increase the reuse, recycling and composting of waste generated on the Homewood campus and reduce the amount of waste incinerated. We do this by educating faculty, staff and students about how and why waste should be sorted, making waste segregation easy and convenient; and encouraging the reduction of waste generation by promoting reuse.


555 Building Furniture Purchases

If you are interested in purchasing furniture recently acquired from the 555 Pennsylvania Ave "Newseum" Building, please view the furniture catalog. Please note, the catalog is not a complete listing of all the available furniture and will not be updated to reflect purchased items so availability is not guaranteed. If you know what items you would like to purchase or have questions about available furniture, email Leana Houser, Waste Reduction and Recycling Manager. If the purchase is related to work that supports COVID-19 research and/or response please note that in your email.

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Homewood Recycling transports building waste including paper; cardboard; metal, plastic and glass recyclables; compostable material and trash for all academic buildings on the Homewood campus. In addition to the daily waste collected from offices and common spaces, Homewood Recycling provides large volume recycling and trash collection, electronics recycling, furniture reuse and recycling, and event support services by request. All recycling requests except for event support are free

Please review the FAQs or email us with your questions.

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Hop Reuse Hub 

The Hop Reuse Hub, previously known as the JHU Furniture Reuse Program, was designed by Homewood Recycling to increase the quantity and quality of reuse on the Homewood campus as well as to encourage and inspire the JHU community to resist the “throw-away culture.” In addition to furniture, we offer office supplies and refurbishment services to the JHU community. We also host Fix-it Fairs and provide donations and outreach to local Baltimore nonprofit. Please visit the Hop Reuse Hub page for more information. Any additional questions should be directed to the Recycling Coordinator.

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Event Support

All catered events will incur a standard hourly labor charge for the delivery and collection of waste bins and the disposal of waste as follows:

• 1-100 people = 1 hour
• 101-200 people = 2 hours
• 201-300 people = 3 hours
• 301+ people = 4 hours

To promote JHU's carbon footprint reduction and recycling rate goals, events that meet criteria for being a Zero Waste Event will not be charged! A Zero Waste Event is one that produces no trash for the incinerator and all waste from the event is recyclable or compostable. Please note that requests are only considered Zero Waste if the group or caterer is using all compostable service ware. You can find the JHU Preferred Green Catering List, a group of vetted caterers that provide compostable service ware at no additional charge for JHU events in the 2019-2020 Homewood Zero Waste Events Planning Guide

In order to effectively schedule and support these events, please submit your event support request at least 2 business days prior to your event. Groups that fail to do so will be charged double.

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Recycling Services


Leana Houser


Brigid Gregory

FY21 Hourly Rates:
Overtime: $52.10



Johns Hopkins University
Facilities & Real Estate
3910 Keswick Rd. Suite N3100
Baltimore, MD 21211
443.997.5302 / 443.997.3737