Facilities Services News

Help UT Claim Victory in RecycleMania Competition

For the eleventh consecutive year, UT is competing in the nationwide RecycleMania Tournament. Approximately 400 schools compete each spring to see who can produce the least amount of waste as well as recycle and compost the most.

Volunteers Plant 1,000 Trees to Celebrate Arbor Day


Approximately 1,000 trees were planted on campus Friday in an effort to rehabilitate the Second Creek corridor. Facilities Services worked with more than seventy volunteers to plant the saplings along the creek’s bank. The event marked Tennessee Arbor Day, held on the first Friday of March.

2016 Spring Cleanup Launches March 28


Are surplus equipment, used furniture, trash, and recyclables stacking up around your office? The annual Spring Cleanup kicks off Monday, March 28, giving campus departments a chance to tidy up.

Spring Cleanup 2016 Schedule


The 2016 spring cleaning effort kicks off on March 28 with the goal of decluttering and improving the look of academic buildings.

Sick Raccoons Spotted on Ag Campus

There have been several instances of sick raccoons spotted around the agriculture campus in the past five days, according to certified wildlife biologists in UT’s Department of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries. S

Facilities Services Hosts Pest Control Workshop


Learn about methods to prevent pests such as mosquitos, spiders, ants, and bed bugs during, “Facilities Fundamentals: Mosquito and Pest Control,” a campus workshop hosted by Facilities Services.

In Memoriam: Zachary Woodall


Zachary Lee Woodall, a staff member in Facilities Services and a UT graduate, died Thursday, February 4.

Claxton Rain Garden Completed as Part of Green Infrastructure Project


The Claxton Rain Garden, a 3,500-square-foot space filled with more than 2,000 plants behind the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, captures and filters polluted stormwater while enhancing the campus landscape. The rain garden was one of several campus projects planned and executed last year through the Green Infrastructure Project.

Facilities Services Projects Catalog Available Online

UT Facilities Services’s 2015 Fall and 2016 Spring Projects catalog is available online and details the major tasks completed during the fall semester and the projects that are slated for spring.