News Category: resource-recovery

How UT’s Sustainability Infrastructure Reduced Waste in a Time of Crisis

July 1, 2021

UT Austin's wide array of zero waste initiatives adapted during the pandemic, as reported by Alcalde. 

New Search Tool Boosts Recycling & Composting Confidence at UT

April 16, 2021

To help reduce confusion over what goes in each bin, Resource Recovery, Office of Sustainability, University Unions, and University Housing and Dining have collaborated on a Green Fund grant to create the “What Do I Do With This?” Zero Waste Sorting Database.

In the News: Longhorn Jerseys & Gear Sold Through Surplus Property

Feb. 12, 2020

Longhorn-branded gear and collectibles are up for auction online through UT Surplus Property as they are being cleared out of athletics facilities undergoing construction.

Zero Waste Hero Certification Supports Action

Oct. 1, 2019

This Fall, become a Zero Waste Hero through a certification program run by UT Austin staff.

Global Awareness Points the Way for Local Action

Aug. 22, 2019

Single-use is now part of the lexicon, but the amount of trash created by cups, water bottles, plastic bags, straws and other items that are not reused is becoming unsustainable.

Recycling the Right Way

July 24, 2019

UT Austin collected 2200 tons of recycling last year and recently received assurances from the local recycler that the material is not being piled or landfilled. Still, we all need to Recycle Right because nine percent of our current trash is actually recyclables while up to a fifth of recycling is actually trash and could result in fines for the university.

Campus Reinforces Support of Zero Waste Goal

May 2, 2019

​The campus has shown growing support for zero waste this spring semester, from a presentation by Resource Recovery to Staff Council to supportive legislation passed by the Graduate Student Assembly and other matters.

Sustainability Award Given to UT Farm Stand Student

April 15, 2019

Announcing the President's Student Employee of the Year Award (2019): UT Farm Stand's Katie Strain wins top honors with two additional sustainability finalists: Anthony Rivera of Campus Environmental Center and Khristián Méndez Aguirre of Resource Recovery and Office of Sustainability.

Three Sustainability Students Receive Student Employee Recognition

April 15, 2019

UT Farm Stand's Katie Strain was named Student Empolyee of the Year for 2018-19, followed up by Anthony Rivera (director of the Campus Environmental Center) and Khristián Méndez Aguirre (graphic deisgner for Resource Recovery).


Liz Arredondo: Pickle's Recycling Champion

March 22, 2019

Recycling at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus has a champion: Liz Arredondo applied for and received a Green Fund grant for recycling enhancements at PRC.