Texas Tech University


Fall 2017 Move In Recycling

University Student Housing and Hospitality Services together want to encourage students to participate in our sustainability efforts. And one of the easiest things you can do is recycle!

What to Recycle

Many things we use every day can be reclaimed and remade again. We accept the following:

  • Paper - Office, glossy and colored paper, envelopes, cardstock, newspaper, magazines and telephone books
  • Cardboard - Flattened boxes, cereal boxes and paper grocery bags
  • Plastic - #1 and #2 bottles (check the bottom for the recycling number)
  • Plastic bags and wrap (grocery bags, wrap, etc.)
  • Aluminum - Beverage cans, etc.
  • Styrofoam - Packing foam, foam cups, foam plates, egg carts, etc. All items must be clean and dry with no food residue
  • Tin - Rinse pet food cans and remove labels.
  • Glass - Jars, bottles, etc. (clean with no lids), No sheet or window glass
  • Other Items - Housing Services will also take ink cartridges, rechargeable batteries, and toner cartridges

We no longer accept #3, #4, #5 or #7 plastics. If this changes we will change our policy. Recycling Symbols Guide.

Where to Recycle

  • Paper, plastic, and beverage container recycling bins are located in all the Residence Halls on all the floors.
  • Cardboard recycling can be found outside many of the residence halls in specially marked bins.
Recycling Bins

If you decide to recycle, please do not contaminate recyclables with food or wet garbage! For example, a pizza box with sauce and cheese on it should be thrown out with regular trash. If in doubt, go ahead and put the item in the regular trash.

Recycling Station

Recycling Station

We have a drop-off station for your recyclables! Any student, staff, faculty, or Lubbock community member can take advantage of the drop-off center, and it's accessible twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

This location will accept all the items listed above as well as textiles (clothing, bedding, towels, etc.) We do NOT accept electronics (televisions, computers, printers, video players, etc) or appliances (microwaves, toasters, etc.)

All items must be bagged. All cans must be emptied and rinsed out. We do not accept pizza boxes, tissue paper, or any containers with food, tobacco or trash in them.

The drop off station is located behind Housing Services. There are direction signs located at the Physical Plant parking lot entrances off of Main and Flint and Main and Hartford (across from the Student Rec Center). The signs say "TTU Recycling."