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 or newspaper)
  • Phone books
  • Aluminum cans

Additional recycling for campus only:

  • Cardboard - corrugated and other than thin cardboard
  • Plastic drink bottles
  • Printer cartridges
  • Maintenance metals
  • Batteries
  • Pallets
  • E-waste
Recycling Program Collections (2017/2018)
Commodity Pounds
Aluminum 7,949
Mixed/White Paper 446,228
Newspaper/Magazines 68,470
Maintenance metals 33,889
Cardboard 808,788
E-waste 63,000
Plastics 245,560
  Units
Batteries 1,397
Ink cartridges 1,281
Pallets 689