Recycling Services falls under the Utilities and Energy Services Department. Recycling was started in 1990 as a pilot program in six buildings on campus collecting only white paper and aluminum. In 1991 the project was finally implemented as a campus-wide program, managed by the Physical Plant Department. Recycling Services currently operate in about 150 buildings with a monthly tonnage averaging 72. We collect the recyclables from all over the campus and deliver to a local processing facility. We currently collect: white paper, mixed paper, office mix (post-consumer), printer’s mix (pre-consumer), newspaper, cardboard, aluminum cans, plastic, and used computer ink and laser cartridges. We no longer ask that the paper be separated; all paper, uncontaminated, may be placed in the same collection bin.
There are two collection schedules provided depending on the amount of recyclables generated from the buildings on campus.
1. Route Schedule: this is mainly for those buildings with high product generation. The recycling employees collect up to three times a week from such buildings depending on how fast their containers are filled in a week.
2. “Call-in” Schedule: Provided to buildings with low to moderate product generation. The occupants may call Recycling Services whenever their containers need pick up. The numbers to call are (979) 862-2069 or the Recycling Hotline at (979) 845-7777.