Texas Tech University

Recycling

Fall 2014 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 everyday 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 (#7) - Packing foam, foam cups, foam plates, egg carts, etc. All items must be clean and dry with no food residue
  • Tin or steel cans – coffee cans, vegetable cans, pet food cans (must be clean and lid pushed inside the can)
  • Other Items - Housing Services will also take ink cartridges, rechargeable batteries, toner cartridges, computers and other electronics
  • 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 or steel cans – coffee cans, vegetable cans, pet food cans (must be clean and lid pushed inside the can)
  • Other Items - Housing Services will also take ink cartridges, rechargeable batteries, toner cartridges, computers and other electronics

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 floor.
  • Cardboard recycling can be found outside many of the residence halls at 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 new drop off station for your recyclables! Any student, staff or faculty member can take advantage of the drop-off station, and it's accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

This location will accept all the items listed above as well as textiles (clothing, bedding, towels, etc.) and electronics (computer, printers, TVs, etc.). We do NOT accept microwaves.

All items must be bagged, except for electronics such as TVs or appliances, toasters, etc. All cans must be emptied and rinsed out. We do not except 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".

Contact

University Student Housing