What To Recycle

Aluminum:

  • Acceptable: 
    • Empty aluminum drink cans (any beverage)
    • tin (food) cans (free of food waste)
  • Not acceptable:
    • Unopened or partially full cans
    • aluminum foil
  • Where to Recycle:   Designated green single stream recycling bins. See campus map for selected locations.
  • Managed By:  TxState Recycling & Facilities Services

Plastic:

  • Acceptable: 
    • Beverage and storage containers marked with recycling symbol and the numbers 1 - 7 (free of food waste)
    • Plastic margerine tubs (free of food waste)
    • Yogurt cups (free of food waste)
  • Not Acceptable:
    • Plastic bags of any kind
    • Styrofoam (even if marked with recycling number 6)
    • unopened or partially full containers
    • unwashed plastic containers
  • Where to Recycle:   Designated green single stream recycle bins. See campus map for selected locations.
  • Managed By:   TxState Recycling & Facilities Services

Paper and Cardboard:

  • Acceptable:  
    • Copy/computer/fax/office paper glossy paper
    • Colored paper
    • Envelopes
    • Cardstock
    • Newsprint
    • Magazines
    • All books
    • Corrugated cardboard and paperboard
    • Self-adhesive notes
    • File folders (all colors)
    • Spiral notebooks (please remove spiral binding)
    • Junk mail
    • Shredded paper (bag and place beside roll-carts, not inside of them)
    • Phone books
  • Not acceptable:
    • Carbon paper
    • waxy paper
    • food packaging
    • anything stained with food or oil
    • napkins
    • tissues
    • paper towels (clean or dirty)
  • Where to Recycle: Designated cardboard dropoff; see campus map for details
  • Managed By: TxState Recycling & Facilities Services

Ink & Toner Cartridges (TXST):

  • Accpetable:
    • All ink and toner cartridges from university printers
    • Ink Jet Cartridges
  • Not Acceptable:
    • Personally Owned Cartridges
  • Where to Recycle:  Please call us or fill out a Pick Up Request Form 
    • Currently we pick up toners weekly from the following locations:
      • LBJ Student Center
      • Alkek Library
      • Nueces Building 
      • The Print shop
      • JCK Building
      • Hines Building
  • Managed By:  TxState Recycling & Facilities Services
  • Containers:  Reuse original packaging

Batteries, Ink Cartridges, & Phones (Personal):

Environmental Health, Safety & Risk Management will accept:

  • Used Batteries
  • Ink Jet Cartridges
  • Cell Phones

Light Bulbs:

  • Acceptable:
    • Compact fluorescent light bulbs
  • Not Acceptable:
    • Incandescent or halogen bulbs
    • fluorescent tubes
  • Where to Recycle: Contact the Risk Management Department
  • Managed By:  TxState Risk management
  • Containers:  Please put in original packaging

Batteries (TXST):

  • Acceptable:
    • Lithium
    • lead-acid
    • all rechargeable batteries.
  • Not acceptable:
    • Alkaline
    • non-rechargeable batteries.
  • Where to Recycle:  Contact the Risk Management Department
  • Managed By:  TxState Risk Management
  • Containers:  Please put in original packaging  (Batteries are a fire hazard. Please use proper storage and handling procedures while collecting them for recycling. Neutralize battery terminals with non-conducting tape while waiting for pickup. Isolate batteries from each other in individual plastic bags. Do NOT use cardboard boxes or other flammable containers.)

Electronic Waste (TxState):

  • Acceptable: 
    • TxState-owned computers and peripherals
    • printers
    • copiers
    • cell and desk phones
    • etc.
  • Not Acceptable:
    • Personally owned items
  • Where to Recycle:  Contact Materials Management
  • Managed By:  TxState Materials Management

Furniture (TxState):

  • Acceptable:
    • University-owned office furnishings (desks, chairs, tables, etc.)
    • wood pallets
  • Not Acceptable:
    • Personally owned items
  • Where to Recycle:  Contact Materials Management
  • Managed By: TxState Materials management Services

Unacceptable Items:

  • Kitchen and food waste – includes pizza boxes, paper plates, cups, and food wrappers
  • Bathroom waste (paper towels and tissues)
  • Plastic grocery bags 
  • Plastic eating utensils
  • Plastic rings from 6-packs
  • Plastic packaging
  • Bubble wrap
  • Styrofoam
  • Tyvek envelopes and other Tyvek products