Recycling is a key aspect for reducing our environmental impact. Recycling bins are located throughout the campus, and desk side bins are available to anyone who wants one. Our current campus program is to sort paper, bottles and cans, and cardboard into different waste streams. Metal is collected by Facilities Management and sent for recycling. EH&S collects and recycles several hazardous waste streams: fluorescent bulbs, oil filters, batteries, and hazardous waste. Landscape material, tree trimmings, and pre-consumer food waste from the dining hall are all collected and managed in an on-campus compost operation.
The Student Services Building opened in October 2010 and has been certified by the United States Green Building Council as a LEED Platinum Building. The Student Services Building (SSB) is, first and foremost, a one-stop-shop for all student activities on campus. Admissions, Bursar, Student Affairs, Registration, Parking, Financial Aid and Services, as well as other student-oriented business units, are all housed in the SSB.
The University of Texas at Dallas is taking extra precautions to protect our landscape and conserve water during the 2011 drought. UT Dallas is protecting the trees and plants on its 445 acres while remaining committed to assisting the city of Richardson in its goal to reduce water usage by 10 percent as part of the Stage 3 water restrictions.