UT Recycling News

Princeton Review Ranks UT Among Top Green Universities

UT is among the top green institutions in the nation, according to the Princeton Review’s Guide to 361 Green Colleges: 2016 Edition list. The list was determined based upon a comprehensive assessment of more than 2,000 colleges. The publication notes that UT is a school with an “overall commitment to sustainability.”

Seven Ways You Can Help Make Orange Green

We’re sure you have plenty on your plate with classes, internships, jobs, and other activities. You may not be thinking about ways you can help make our campus a more sustainable place. But what if we told you there are easy ways you can help? Here are a few tips to help you do your

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UT to Host Campus Bagless Day during Earth Month

UT’s Office of Sustainability, in collaboration with the Student Government Association’s Environmental and Sustainability Committee, is raising awareness about consumption habits by hosting its first Campus Bagless Day on Earth Day, Friday, April 22.

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.

UT Recycling to Hold Paper Purge Party March 9-13

Is your office cluttered with old papers, books, and files? UT Recycling would like to take these and other paper recyclables off your hands. Beginning March 9, UT Recycling will hold its annual weeklong Paper Purge Party.

UT Places Second Nationally in GameDay Recycling Challenge


In addition to a bowl game win, UT finished the season ranked second nationally in the “Total Recycling” category of the 2014 national GameDay Recycling Challenge. The GameDay Recycling Challenge is a competition that invites universities nationwide to see which can produce the least amount of waste on campus during football games.

UT Recycling Opens New Public Drop-off Site

UT Recycling has opened the only officially designated public recycling drop-off site on campus. UT students, faculty, and staff are invited to drop off their recyclable materials at Dock 25 of the Fleming Warehouse, 2121 Stephenson Drive.

UT to Celebrate Sustainability Day October 23


On October 23, the campus will celebrate Sustainability Day, a showcase of the sustainable initiatives taking place in and around campus and the Knoxville community.