Sustainable Projects: Recycling

Projects are selected and funds dispersed by the Sustainable Campus Committee, which is comprised of a mix of students, faculty and staff.

But, the projects and ideas that we discuss come from you. Good ideas come from anywhere, and we want to hear yours.

You can:

Check out our Recycling Education Campaign!

paper

Colored, fax, slick, computer, and notebook paper are all acceptable. As well as; post-its, envelopes with windows or labels, junk mail, manila folders, colored tabs, index cards, newspapers, magazines, and catalogs can be recycled. Paper products go in the recycling bins labeled "paper only".

*Please do NOT put cardboard in the paper recycling.*

cardboard

Corrugated and non-corrugated cardboard, brown packing paper, and brown paper bags are acceptable in the campus recycling program. Cardboard products are to be placed in the recycling specific dumpsters. If you have any questions about where to find these, feel free to e-mail us.

*Please do NOT put cardboard in the paper recycling.*

plastic

Plastics number 1 & 2 are currently accepted in accordance with the Putnam County recycling program. This can include, but is not limited to drink bottles/ cups, milk jugs, hair care bottles, soap containers, and non-hazardous cleaner bottles. Always look for the recycling number within the symbol before disposing your waste. These can go in the blue bins located in academic, administrative, and residential halls. There are also many receptacles around the Plaza and the RUC.

*Please do NOT put Styrofoam in recycling.*

aluminum

Any aluminum product may be placed in the green bins located in academic, administrative, and residential halls. Like the plastic products, many aluminum receptacles can be found on the Plaza and around the RUC.

E-WASTE & MORE

If any person or department has recycling in any of the following categories, please file a Work Order for it to be picked up:

  • electronics
  • fluorescent tubes/ballasts
  • metal- other than aluminum
  • stoves, refrigerators, and drinking fountains
  • motor oil
  • kitchen grease
  • tires
  • wood pallets
  • batteries

  • Academic Buildings

    Recycling bins in each academic building are typically located around the main entrances. Many have recycling containers in the copy/mail rooms and break rooms.

    Many have recycling containers in the copy/mail rooms and break rooms. If you are not sure when your building is scheduled for pick-up, please call (931) 372-3227 or e-mail ttugreen@tntech.edu.

  • Residential Halls

    Each room is equipped with a personal recycling bin marked by the Sustainable Campus Committee logo.

    If residents wish for their recycling to be picked up, they must place it in the appropriate receptacles located in the Hall lobby. Each lobby contains paper, plastic, and aluminum bins. Cardboard should be placed in the recycling dumpsters located on campus.

    As residents are moving in and out, they may request service for disposal of larger items. If you have any questions, call the Office of Sustainability at (931) 372-3021 or e-mail us at ttugreen@tntech.edu.

  • General

    Many more recycling receptacles can be found around Centennial Plaza and the RUC. Volpe Library is also provided with bins. All bins, dumpsters and receptacles are emptied by Facilities on a regular schedule.

    If any bins are overflowing, and need to be emptied before they're scheduled, a Work Order must be submitted. If you are not sure when your building is scheduled for pick-up, please call (931) 372-3227 or e-mail ttugreen@tntech.edu. If you have any questions not answered in the Recycling FAQ's tab or on this page, please feel free to contact us.

Recycling FAQ's

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