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Live Green, Breathe Purple

What You Should Know

Recycling Pickup

There are 13 recyclable drop-off locations on campus. Use the map above to find the one nearest you. To have your personal recycling totes emptied, contact Dean Lang at (254)-968-9685.

Pounds of waste Tarleton has kept out of Landfills 1/01/17 - 12/31/17
Paper/cardboard 469,682
Metals 27,780
Other/plastics 6,833
Total Recycled 504,295 or 252.15 tons

Green Printing

Effective June 1, 2012, a university student printing policy will go into effect that will reduce excessive printing in campus computer labs. The decision to implement this policy was made very carefully in order to be an environmentally friendly institution and to live within budget constraints. This "pay-as-you-print" initiative is the best option for Tarleton. This page offers a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) concerning the new student printing policy. Updates will become available as the policy implementation date nears.

Earth Day

Our Utility Consumption

Energy & Renewable Resources

Tarleton entered into a four year contract starting September 1, 2007 and ending August 31, 2011 which ensures that 15% of the Total electricity provided to Tarleton State University will be produced by Renewable Sources (Wind Power).

Policy Statement

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As part of its mission to provide learning, research, and service, Tarleton State University is committed to serving as a responsible steward of the environment. We consequently commit to advocate environmental awareness, safety, and action; to respect and promote the health, safety and well-being of all Tarleton constituents; and to continuously improve the management of our natural resources.

As part of this obligation, we will comply with all applicable laws and regulations and:

  • Control and continually improve environmental performance;
  • Conserve, protect, and maintain natural resources;
  • Minimize adverse environmental impacts;
  • Safeguard environmental health, safety, and well-being;
  • Encourage the use of renewable, reusable, recyclable, and recycled materials;
  • Reduce risks associated with the use and storage of hazardous substances;
  • Develop strategies to minimize the generation of wastes and encourage reuse and recycling;
  • Promote environmentally responsible teaching, research, and outreach;
  • Engage in environmental research and assessment;
  • Encourage awareness of environmental issues; and
  • Provide open communication about environmental concerns and the conservation of natural resources.