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Dorm Recycling

That’s right! Dorm recycling is finally here and it is here to stay! Recycling bins are conveniently located near the dumpster areas of the dorms: Mynders, Smith, South, Rawls, LLC and Richardson. The Carpenter Complex also has a recycle center located on the West side of the complex between the two Architecture and Design residence area. At each location the items paper/cardboard, plastic #1, #2, #4, aluminum, glass, tin, and steel can be recycled. Please stay posted as our program continues to develop!


Recycling BinsHaven’t seen enough recycle bins around campus? More bins are on the way! Every day our collection crew will place at least one new bin on campus! The first major distribution of recycle bins took place in the fall of 2009. These bins have worked so well that we are in the process of ordering even more bins until they can be seen in every building and on every floor!


Thanks to the Student Green Fee, our new recycle collection truck is here! This truck works much like a garbage truck and mechanically picks-up large recycle bins stored outside all buildings. This upgrade makes our collection process more efficient and allows more bins to be placed. The custodial crew will become a part of this new system by moving all recyclable materials to the central location in the buildings for the truck to pick up.


Electric TrucksIn addition to our 2 electric trucks, we are purchasing 9 more electrical trucks to be used around campus by our physical plant employees. It costs $.0295 per mile to run our electric vehicle, while it costs $0.3736 per mile to run a gasoline vehicle.

Recycling Annual Reports

U of M Recyclable Items

For more information about Recycling at the University of Memphis, contact Amelia Mayahi at 678-5543 or by e-mail.
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