The following table is also available as a downloadable PDF poster.
|Material||Acceptable||Not Acceptable||Where to Recycle||Managed By||Containers|
|Paper & Cardboard||Copy/computer/office paper; glossy paper; colored paper; envelopes; card stock; newsprint; magazines; all books; corrugated cardboard and paperboard; sticky notes||Carbon paper; waxy paper; food packaging; anything stained with food or oil; napkins; tissues; paper towels (clean or dirty)||Desk-side and break room blue bins; dedicated outdoor bins; designated bins in computer labs and libraries. See campus recycling map for selected locations.||UT Recycling & Sustainability, Facilities Services|
|Cans||Empty aluminum drink cans (any beverage); tin (food) cans||Unopened or partially full cans; aluminum foil||Designated bins, indoors and out. See campus recycling map for selected locations.||A cooperative network of volunteers and UT waste management staff.|
|Plastics||Beverage and storage containers marked with recycling symbol and the numbers 1 thru 7||Plastic bags of any kind; Styrofoam (even if marked with recycling number 6); unopened or partially full containers; unwashed plastic containers||Designated bins, indoors and out. See campus map for selected locations.||Same as above||Same as above|
|Ink & Toner Cartridges||All ink and toner cartridges from university printers||Personally owned cartridges||Place your ink and toner by your outgoing mail and label “Document Solutions.” See Document Solutions Web site to request a large pickup or for more information.||Document Solutions||Reuse original boxes or wrap securely with other materials (provided by department).|
|Light Bulbs||Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs)||Incandescent or halogen bulbs; fluorescent tubes||You may collect CFLs for recycling and safe handling, and request a pickup from Environmental Health & Safety. Download a handling form.||Environmental Health & Safety||Provided by your department.|
|Batteries||Lithium, lead-acid, all rechargeable batteries||Alkaline, non-rechargeable batteries. See Recycle Right FAQs for more information.||Environmental Health & Safety handles all |
non-alkaline batteries for recycling and safe disposal. Download a handling request.
|Environmental Health & Safety||Batteries are a fire hazard. Please use proper storage and handling procedures while collecting batteries for recycling.
Battery terminals should be neutralized with non-conducting tape while waiting for pickup. Isolate batteries from each other in individual plastic bags. Do NOT use cardboard boxes or other flammable containers.
|Electronic Waste (UT)||UT-owned computers and peripherals, printers, copiers, cell phones, desk phones, etc.||Personally owned items||Contact UT Surplus Property.||UT Surplus||N/A|
|Electronic Waste (Personal)||Anything with a plug and/or charger; electronic storage (CDs, hard drives)||UT-owned items||
Hard drives: ITS hard drive destruction service.
Lightly used media/personal computers: Check with the Campus Computer Store for trade-in value.
Broken or old items: Student Engineering Council e-waste drive in April.
Final option: donate to Goodwill’s “Reconnect” program.
|Variable||Department or individual must provide temporary storage, if required.|
|Furniture (UT)||University-owned office furnishings (desks, chairs, tables, etc.); wooden pallets||Personally owned items.||
Contact UT Surplus Property. Lab equipment and refrigerators require special handling.
You may also refurbish furniture from Surplus or in your own office through the UT Furniture Shop.
|Facilities Services (Surplus Property or Furniture