Texas Tech University

The Office of Sustainability

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The Office of Sustainability is an effort made up of Texas Tech departments, faculty/staff members, and students — as well as the Lubbock community. The Office of Sustainability is more than a green effort, but is helping Texas Tech become more efficient (including energy management strategies). The Office of Sustainability can only be successful with your help! Become a Partner and help keep Texas Tech green, clean, and proficient.

Recycling Numbers

Total Annual Recycled Materialstreessaved


Guns Up Green Up
Green It Mean It


Custom Recycle Stations

University Student Housing has replaced recycle bin stations around campus with personalized bins made from recycled milk jugs. The personalized recycle bins are made up of 1,494 recycled milk jugs and can hold 22 gallons of recyclable materials. University Student Housing's goal is to place one in every resident hall. There are currently four installed on campus.

Cricket AutoMops

In order to efficiently mop the Texas Tech campus, Custodial services has started using the cricket auto mop. The cricket auto mop is safer, more hygienic, easier to use, and more sustainable. It is a combination of a mop and an autoscrubber. It leaves the floor dry, reduces slip-n-falls and cleans with clean water which prevents the spread of dirty water.

Operations Division Services has begun implementing new, eco-friendly and green cleaning programs around campus.

Contact Information

Carey Hewett, Operations Division Services Director and Campus Sustainability Officer

Office of Sustainability
Operations Division
608 N. Knoxville Ave., Suite 101
Lubbock, TX 79415

  • Mail Stop: 3142
  • Box: 43142
  • Fax: (806) 742-9780

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Staff Information

Campus Efforts

In Fiscal Year '16, the Texas Tech campus recycled 690 tons.

See what's going on at TTU

Hospitality Services - Raider Refill Program
Transportation & Parking Services - Certified Bronze Bicycle-Friendly University 
Energy Management - Energy Management Savings 
Utilities - Central Heating and Cooling Plant 
Services - Red Raider Shred

Operations Division: Services