Recycling at MTSU

Weekly operations include collections:

  • in more than 85 locations including campus facilities, local city and county governement 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
  • Phone books
  • Aluminum cans
  • Cardboard - corrugated and other than thin cardboard
  • Plastics - number 1-7

Additional recycling for campus only:

  • Printer cartridges
  • Maintenance metals
  • Batteries
  • Pallets
  • E-waste
Recycling Program Collections (2014/2015)
Commodity Pounds
Aluminum 6,989
Mixed/White Paper 386,200
Newspaper/Magazines 265,370
Maintenance metals 34,104
Cardboard 550,462
E-waste 74,500
Plastics 145,974
  Units
Batteries 866
Ink cartridges 1,199
Pallets 1,343