The following table is also available as a downloadable PDF poster.
|Material||Acceptable||Not Acceptable||Where to Recycle||Managed By||Containers|
Paper & Cardboard
Inside buildings: comingle recyclables in hallway and break room bins or silver bins.
Deskside blue bins are for paper only.
See campus recycling map for outdoor locations.
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|Ink & Toner Cartridges||All ink and toner cartridges||N/A||Place your ink and toner by your outgoing mail and label “Document Solutions Ink Recycling.” To request a large pickup, or for more information, visit Document Solutions’ website.||Document Solutions||Reuse original boxes, or wrap securely with other materials (provided by department).|
|Light Bulbs||Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs)||
||You may collect CFLs for recycling and safe handling. You may request a pick-up from Environmental Health & Safety. Download a handling form at this link.||Environmental Health & Safety||Must be provided by your department.|
|Rechargeable Batteries||Lithium, lead-acid, all rechargeable batteries||Alkaline, non-rechargeable batteries (see below)||Environmental Health & Safety handles all |
non-alkaline batteries for recycling and safe disposal. Download a handling request at this link.
|Environmental Health & Safety||Batteries are a fire hazard. Please use proper storage and handling procedures while collecting them for recycling.
Neutralize battery terminals with non-conducting tape while waiting for pick-up. Isolate batteries from each other in individual plastic bags. Do NOT use cardboard boxes or other flammable containers.
|Single-Use Batteries||D, C, AA, AAA, AAAA, A23, 9-volt batteries||Rechargeable batteries (see above), large||Collection station on first floor of SSB. Also see Recycle Right FAQ for other options.||Facilities Services|
|CDs/DVDs||Disc storage media||Any other storage media||Collection station on first floor of SSB||Facilities Services|
|Cell Phones||All cell phones and charging cords||N/A||Collection station on first floor of SSB||Facilities Services|
|Styrofoam||Hard-mold Styrofoam used in packing||
First Mondays of each month from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the WEL loading dock
|Office of Sustainability||Bag the Styrofoam in clear/white bags before dropoff.|
|Electronic Waste (UT)||UT-owned computers and peripherals, printers, copiers, cell and desk phones, etc.||Personally owned items||Contact UT Surplus Property at their Website.||Facilities Services Surplus Property Unit||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: donate to the Student Engineering Council annual e-waste drive in April.
|Variable||If temporary storage is required, the department or individual must provide it.|
|Furniture (UT)||University-owned office furnishings (desks, chairs, tables, etc.); wood 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