Facilities Recycling Program

Facilities Recycling Program

Your Facilities department is committed to environmental compliance. Not only do we follow EPA /TCEQ guidelines in the disposal of the wastes generated here on campus, we have also partnered with Balcones Recycling Inc. to bring recycling opportunities to the campus.

During the semesters, Facilities recycling-student workers remove recyclables from campus buildings, & campus student housing.


  • Single Stream Containers: Containers for colored paper, magazines, plastics, clean aluminum foil, aluminum cans, plastic bottles, plastic jugs, & containers made of metal , and plastics.
  • Mixed Paper Containers: Mixed types of white paper.
  • Cardboard Only Containers: For cardboard only.
  • Glass Totes: 95 gallon containers designed for glass deposits.

Items Accepted for Recycling

∙White Office paper                                                               ∙Sticky Notes

∙Colored office paper                                                            ∙Carbonless Forms

∙Computer paper                                                                   ∙Books

∙Envelopes (with or without windows)                              ∙Paperboard

∙Note cards                                                                            ∙Newspaper

∙Glossy Paper                                                                        ∙Paper bags

∙Magazines & Catalogs                                                       ∙Aluminum Cans

∙Glass (goes in 95 gallon totes on Haggar Dock)           ∙Plastics

∙Cardboard (goes into "cardboard only" containers)       

Items NOT Accepted for Recycling

∙Chemical Wastes                ∙Feminine Napkins             ∙Styrofoam

∙Light Bulbs                           ∙Sharps (of any kind)          ∙TV Dinner aluminum trays

∙Pesticides                             ∙Aerosol Cans                       Food Wastes

∙Oily Rags                               ∙Grease & Oils                      ∙Wet Paper Towels

∙Petroleum Products            ∙E-wastes                             ∙Paints             

∙Lab (Bio) Wastes                 ∙Scrap Metals

∙Thermometers or any mercury containing equipment (MCE's)

We recycle and dispose of these items on a regular basis, just not in the main campus recycling bins. If you have any questions regarding the items just mentioned contact Facilities at (972)721-5296.


In order to be as efficient as possible please follow these tips:

  • Please do not throw any half filled cups, bottles, cans, or containers of any liquid waste or food waste into the recycle bins. Make sure the items you deposit are empty & dry. Any materials that have been contaminated by food wastes are not considered recyclable.
  • Close the lid on the recycle container once you have made your deposit.
  • Place cardboard in the containers marked for it, and not in the containers marked, "single stream".
  • Please break down cardboard boxes before depositing them into the "cardboard only" containers.
  • If your recycle container is full and you would like it emptied please call extension 5296, or submit a Facilities Work Request.

Recycling Container Locations

  1. Haggar Dock: Cardboard, Glass.
  2. Haggerty Science Dock: Mixed Stream.
  3. Each buildings' floor, as well as the department offices have a recycle container .
  4. Each residence hall floor has a recycle container.

Recycling During Semesters and Summer 

  • Positions Open All Campus Dormitories except Student Apartments. If you are interested in helping us contact Mrs. Elaine Sanford (972)721-5176. 
  • Night Custodial Crew  will no longer pull recycling in all non-residential campus & academic buildings. Office staff will be responsible for depositing their own office recyclables into the campus containers.