Recycling at MTSU

Weekly operations include collections:

  • in more than 85 locations including campus facilities, local city and county government buildings, local businesses, and more
  • from the local community

Drop off area recyclables include:

  • Paper - white, colored, glossy, envelopes, notebooks, paper bags, paperback books, junk mail, thin cardboard (cereal and beverage boxes), hardback books
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines (included with mixed paper)
  • Phone books
  • Aluminum cans
  • Cardboard - corrugated and other than thin cardboard

Additional recycling for campus only:

  • Printer cartridges
  • Maintenance metals
  • Batteries
  • Pallets
  • E-waste
Recycling Program Collections (2016/2017)
Commodity Pounds
Aluminum 7,349
Mixed/White Paper 504,218
Newspaper/Magazines 78,251
Maintenance metals 28,807
Cardboard 562,236
E-waste 60,000
Plastics 208,000
  Units
Batteries 1,228
Ink cartridges 1,014
Pallets 642