RecycleMania 2012 launch event Mount TrashmoreRecycleMania 2012 – UT Dallas launched its participation in RecycleMania, the North American college recycling competition, with Mount Trashmore, which aims to motivate people to recycle paper, plastic, metals and aluminum.
RecycleMania 2012 launch event Mount TrashmoreRecycleMania 2012 – UT Dallas student body President Brittany Sharkey Andrews defends herself against bag monster Saskia Versteeg during the RecycleMania launch event, Mount Trashmore.
RecycleMania 2012 launch event Mount TrashmoreRecycleMania 2012 – Signs posted along the mall reference the amount of trash individuals generate in one year.
Student volunteers recycle at apartmentsGroup Recycling – The Office of Student Volunteerism organizes monthly pick-up of recyclables at the University Village Apartments, Phase 8, and sorts a variety of materials.
Facilities Management supports recycling effortsUniversity Supported – Facilities Management, a division of the Office of Administration, delivers large recycling receptacles to help recover and weigh the haul.
From dining scraps to compost Fuel for Composting – The Dining Hall collects food scraps used by Landscaping and Grounds crews to support the University’s nascent compost program.

What do we recycle around campus?

Infographic on UT Dallas Recycling Options

Check out the infographic with information on all things that are recycled on campus. 


Metal – a large metal recycling bin collects material from construction projects.

Cardboard – cardboard is bailed and sent off site for recycling.

Tires, motor oil, oil filters, car batteries are all collected in the University Garage.

Light bulbs – EH&S ensures that all light bulbs are properly recycled.  Mercury is collected, metal and glass are recycled.

Construction Debris

Compost / Organic Waste – all plant material from our landscaping crew is collected and composted onsite.  Pre-consumer food waste at the Dining Hall is collected, too.

Special Wastes that are recycled


Hazardous Waste

E-Waste – gets sent to surplus


Housing UVillage Recycling Locations

University Village and the Residence Halls have single-stream, co-mingled recycling bins.  Residents can add the following items to these recycling bins:

  • Plastic Bottles
  • Bags of bags – plastic wrap and plastic bags should be bagged before placing in the recycling bin
  • Plastics #1 – #7
  • Aluminum Cans (empty)
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Metal Cans
  • Metal – all types of metal!  Size should be limited to 2' x 2'
  • Glass Bottles

(Above: rinse with water & remove lids or caps)

  • Paper – white, colored, junk mail, envelopes are all OK
  • Newspaper
  • Magazines
  • Phone Books
  • Junk Mail
  • Office Paper
  • Plastic Bags

(Above: place in a bag, so they do not get wet)

  • Cereal/Cracker Boxes
  • Cardboard

(Above: flatten and place in recycling bin)