Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request recycling bins for areas or events.
Find single-stream and specialty recycling locations at the Specialty Recycling Locator page.
In 2018, the University diverted 1,348,413 pounds of trash from the landfill. Our current rate of recycling is 29%. For more information on UT Dallas recycling, follow us on Twitter at #UTDRecycling.
UT Dallas generated more than 3 million pounds of trash in 2018.
The following items can be recycled in the desk-side and community recycling bins on campus:
- Newspaper & Magazines
- Plastics #1 - #5 & #7 (Number can be found on an item’s recycle logo)
- Coffee cup lids
- Small amounts of metal and cardboard (for example, pizza box tops)
- Unbroken glass
NOTE: Batteries, electronics, plastic bags & film, and ink jet & toner cartridges are recyclable! Visit our Specialty Recycling Locator page for drop-off locations!
The following items should not be placed in the desk-side or community recycle bins on campus:
- Food waste and recyclables contaminated with food waste (for example, pizza box bottoms)
- Ink jet and toner cartridges
- Clean shrink wrap
- Coffee cups
Note: Batteries, electronics, plastic wrap & bags, and ink jet & toner cartridges are recyclable! Visit Specialty Recycling Locator page for drop-off locations!