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Recycling

Waste Warriors pulling recycling bins




“For us, recycling and our zero-waste goals at UT, are about so much more than simply keeping waste out of the landfill. Our mission is to maximize the value of the resources that come to campus and engage others, especially students, in assessing and solving resource allocation issues right here on our campus.” —Jay Price, Recycling and Sustainability Manager


RECYCLING STATS (2018-19)


3,175

tons recycled/ composted/ donated during FY 2018

33%

diversion rate

130

students volunteered for zero-waste game days

25

team members


RECYCLED MATERIALS


Recycled materials make money for the university.

$9,156.75

Wooden pallets

$8,704.20

Mixed paper

$46,475.08

Cardboard

$18,133.94

Sorted office paper

$39,647.73

Scrap metal

$6,534

Cooking oil



Source: 2018-19 Environmental Impact Report


Those needing recycling assistance should submit requests via ARCHIBUS by filling out a work request and selecting “Recycle” as the type of problem. When filling out this form, please be as detailed as possible.

The services that we can provide include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Office Clean Outs
  • Material Pick Ups
  • Bin Requests
  • Zero Waste Events

If you can not submit a request via ARCHIBUS or have any questions, please email sustainability@utk.edu.