Waste Management


Identify where waste goes!

  • Recyclable Items
    • Includes metals, clean office paper, clean cardboard, and plastic bottles and containers.
    • Items should be empty of food and liquid!
  • Compostable Items
    • Includes Food and Food Soiled & Compostable Paper
  • Landfill Trash
    • Not sure if something is recyclable or compostable? Then it goes here!
    • Includes Wrappers, Packets, Paper Cups, Cartons, Plastic Bags, Styrofoam, etc.


A large campus (420 acres) with a growing population of over 60,000 students, each with diverse activities requires enough bins in the right places to capture as much recyclable material as possible. We maintain 22 recycling locations across the campus. We have also removed individual wastebaskets from employee office spaces and replaced them with departmental waste baskets in order to discourage waste and increase recycling. If you need to submit a request for a recycling can, please submit a work order online or 817-272-2000.

E-Waste Recycling

The use of electronic products has grown substantially in recent years, changing the ways in which we communicate, access information and entertain ourselves. Electronic waste, or e-waste, is a term for electronic products that have become unwanted, non-working or obsolete, and have essentially reached the end of their useful life. Obsolete electronic devices are rapidly filling the landfills of the globe. In the US alone, more than 100 million computers are thrown away with less than 20% being recycled properly. The EPA estimates as much as 60 million metric tons enter landfills every year. Most electronics that are improperly thrown away contain some form of harmful materials such as beryllium, cadmium, mercury and lead. These materials might be trace elements, but when added up in volume, the threat to the environment is significant. Besides adding harmful elements to the environment, improper disposal of e-waste is a recycling opportunity lost. Sustainability offers an E waste recycling program to the faculty, staff, and students at UT Arlington.

Recycle the Following

  • Electronic equipment
  • Computer Equipment (Monitors, CRT’s, PC’s laptops, etc.)
  • Test equipment
  • Cell phones (batteries removed)
  • Pagers (batteries removed)
  • Palm pilots (PDA’d) (batteries removed)
  • Digital cameras (batteries removed)
  • Radios (batteries removed)
  • Telecommunications equipment
  • Sound and lighting equipment, including amplifiers, speakers, dimmers, control boards and interfaces and standard cabling related to
  • Consumer home electronics (Stereo’s DVDNHS players, tuners, TV’s, etc.}
  • Miscellaneous electronic equipment
  • Alkaline batteries, lead acid batteries, NiM batteries and lithium batteries
  • Printer I toner cartridges (for inkjet and laser printers
  • All electronic peripherals- Printers, Hard Drives (personal, not UT Arlington property), Floppy’s CD Rom’s DVD Drives, Printed Circuit Boards, Power Supplies, Zip Drivers, Jazz Drives, Smart cards, cable, wiring, IC’s – Integrated Circuits, Memory, Resistors, Capacitors

Electronics placed in recycling bin

Please contact mashaalatif.butt@uta.edu for more information.



  1. Central Library                                                 11.Pickard Hall
  2. College of Business                                         12. J.D.Wetsel Building 
  3. Trinity Hall                                                        13. Continuing Education/Workforce Development 
  4. MAC                                                                 14. Fine Arts Building 
  5. CAPPA                                                             15. UTARI
  6. Nedderman Hall                                               16. Engineering Research Building
  7. E.H. Hereford University Center                       17. Planetarium 
  8. University Administrative Building 
  9. College of Nursing and Health Innovation 
  10. SEIR