Recycling in Residence Halls

  • The residence halls use single-stream recycling, which means that all of your recyclables can be put in just one container.
  • If you live in a residence hall, you should have a green or blue recycling bin in your room (if you don’t please request one from your Residence Assistant or front desk clerk). When the bin gets full, you can empty it into the blue single-stream dumpster outside your hall.
  • Accepted materials are paper, plastic, aluminum, glass, cardboard, and steel. Residence hall front desks also have recycling containers for batteries and compact fluorescent light bulbs.
  • For more information on how you can recycle in your specific residence hall, find your Eco-Rep or front desk clerk and ask!

Recycling On Campus

  • UNT recycles the following: paper, cardboard, boxboard, aluminum, plastic, glass, steel, and tin.
  • UNT indoor recycling uses two different bin setups for the new standard.
  • Indoor three bin set up: One recycling bin is for paper only, while the other accepts aluminum, plastic, glass, steel, and tin. All other items go in the waste bin.
  • Indoor two bin set up: All recyclables go in the recycling bin and all waste products go in the waste bin.
  • Outdoors, BigBelly Solar compactors line the majority of campus and are hooked to a computer dashboard that sends information to UNT employees to monitor waste and recycling data. The periphery of campus still uses the existing waste stations. All outdoor waste stations accept waste in one bin and recycling in the other.
  • You can schedule a special pick-up for large amounts of recyclables, as well as Styrofoam and fluorescent lights. UNT Recycling also picks up printer cartridges (no refurbished cartridges please).
  • To schedule a pick-up, call 940-565-2700.FMI visit UNT Recycling.

2011 Recycling Study

  • In the fall of 2010, UNT Sustainability conducted a Recycling Study of the UNT campus. The study assessed UNT’s recycling programs and identified challenges inhibiting effective and efficient campus recycling.
  • Click on the link above to read the 2010 Recycling Study (web version) or click here to view and download the PDF.

The chart below shows what can or cannot be recycled at UNT.