Jay PriceRecycling Manager
Phone: (865) 974-3480
Fax: (865) 974-3375
UT Recycling provides recycling collections services to all campus buildings and provides compost collection services to most campus dining facilities. The office promotes simple living and the Zero Waste lifestyle. UT Recycling is responsible for engaging the UT community through volunteer opportunities and educational programs, as well as the contribution to the development of sustainable practices and planning.
UT Recycling was founded as an operational entity within Building Services in 2003. Today, with four full time employees, two full time Americorps members, and a team of student workers, UT Recycling provides quality services to all campus buildings and makes continuing strides to minimize all forms of waste produced on, and removed from campus.
Recyclable on UT Campus: paper, plastic (bags, bottles, etc.), glass, aluminum cans, cardboard, food waste, pallets, electronic waste, and fluorescent and CFL lightbulbs.
NOT Recyclable on UT Campus: expanded polystyrene (Styrofoam), heavily contaminated food containers, and aluminum foil.For a more complete list of what UT Recycling handles, view the UT Recycling Guide More information can also be found on the UT Recycling Web site.