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UT Recycling’s goal is to convert the University of Tennessee, Knoxville into a Zero Waste institution by diverting at least 90% of all waste from the landfill through reducing, reusing, recycling, and composting practices.

For a more complete list of what UT Recycling and Waste Reduction handles, view the What We Recycle Guide.

Upcoming Events

Feb. 5th – March 25th: RecycleMania Competition

March 10th: Campus and Fort Cleanup

March 24th-30: Public Recycling Drop-Off Week


Our Mission

The mission of UT Recycling is threefold: to reduce the amount of waste produced on campus, to divert all waste that is produced into sustainable and economically efficient outlets, and to educate students, staff, and faculty on the benefits of waste diversion and engage them in the process.