Peabody Institute

The Peabody Institute is one of America's oldest and most prestigious conservatories of music, educating the finest musicians from around the world. Institute faculty are among the most distinguished globally, curriculum is among the most rigorous, and our campus environment is among the most supportive of any music conservatory. Peabody is also home to a Preparatory Division, offering curriculum in music and dance. Countless students, children and adults, have had their lives enriched through their studies at Peabody.

Want to know about the Peabody Institute's sustainability performance? Check out their Progress Report for 2016.


  • Many water fountains in residential spaces for students have been replaced or retrofitted with bottle fillers.
  • The campus cafe provides recycling and compost for diners, helping to divert waste away from the incinerator for reuse.
  • Some faculty are piloting efforts in the classroom to go paperless and engage students on unique impacts of their curriculum, like paper used for sheet music.

Key Contacts

To request recycling services, including bins or pickup for special items, report plumbing and HVAC issues, and request event support, contact Plant Operations at 667-208-6510 or


How do I recycle batteries and electronics?

Recycle batteries at the Technology Center ( or 667-208-6544). Recycle university and personal e-waste through the Information Technology Office (, 667-208-6540, or submit a help ticket). IT does not take responsibility for any confidential information left on devices. Please wipe before recycling.

How do I recycle appliances and lightbulbs?

Email Plant Operations at to request a pickup.

How do I recycle printer cartridges?

Plant Operations encourages returning cartridges back to HP directly or through Office Depot.

How do I recycle excess office and school supplies?

The School of Education collects and distributes surplus school supplies to Baltimore City schoolteachers. Collect these items in your space and then send via campus mail or drop off at Homewood Recycling, Wyman 3. Homewood Recyling will transport the items to the School of Education.

I have unwanted furniture. How can I dispose of it responsibly?

Email Plant Operations at to request a pickup. They will work to re-purpose the furniture in another part of the building. Please also contact them if you need to purchase furniture.

Past Years' Reports



Ideas in Action

Think before you print.

Office paper is highly recyclable, but a lot gets wasted. Waste reduction is more cost-effective than recycling because it reduces the amount of material that needs to be collected, transported and processed.