Texas Tech University, Sustainability
Services provided by Physical Plant Services
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How do we do it?
When you place your recyclable materials in the recycle bins located in the buildings around campus, we take if for recycling.
How can you help?
- Help us sort by placing plastic bottles in the plastic recycling container and paper in the paper recycling container. We cannot recycle loads that are contaminated with other materials or trash as the recycler will refuse the material and it will end up at the landfill. Unfortunately we do not have the manpower to sort the recyclable materials.
- If your department receives a large order of goods, crated in cardboard boxes, let us know and we will bring you a trailer to load your cardboard into, then we will haul it off.
- Let us know if your department, organization has directly contributed recycling, we would like to add it to the University’s total to include your efforts. Examples would be shredding, remodeling, or recycling created in labs.
- If your group or service organization would like to organize a recycling effort, let us know and we will help you haul off your results.
- Most buildings have their recycling champions, the ones that push the idea and remind everyone to recycle. If your building does not have someone spearheading the effort, take charge and we will provide all the support that we can in the way of recycle bins and regularly scheduled pickups.
- Housing and Hospitality Services are very actively involved in recycling. We are working with them to insure that we capture as much of their recycling material as possible.
- Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research has developed a program allowing students to run a "recycling business" providing valuable business training and raising awareness and participation in their building’s recycling. We are working with them to provide the needed containers and take their materials to be recycled.