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Where to Recycle

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Where To Recycle

Recycling at SFA

Stephen F. Austin State University began its paper and cardboard recycling program in the year 1999. The pilot program began in the Austin and Rusk buildings. It grew and has expanded through the years. SFASU currently recycles paper and cardboard in the following buildings:

Austin Human Sciences North
Rusk Human Sciences South
Liberal Arts North Forestry
Ferguson Boynton
Human Servives Social Work

SFA averages approximately 1.75 tons/a week of recycled paper and cardboard.

SFA recycles metal, wooden pallets, and automobile related recyclables through the Physical Plant department. The Purchasing and Procurement Department coordinates the recycling of approximately 12 tons of computer monitors, printers, and related components. ARAMARK services recycles an estimated 3 tons of cooking oil a year.

T.E.A.M. (The Environmental Awareness Movement)

T.E.A.M. began as a student intiative in 2008 to incorporate plastic and aluminum recycling throughout the entire SFA community. The effort evolved into the student group T.E.A.M. which coordinates the recycling of an estimated 1 ton of recycled plastics and aluminum a year. There are collection sites at key locations on campus. We are proud of this student led group supported by the SFA Physical Plant and Campus Recreation Departments.


Students, Faculty and Staff are encouraged to participate in the on-campus recycle programs.

All students, faculty, and staff can also participate in the City of Nacogdoches recycling program. The city recycles paper, cardboard and plastic at locations behind the C.L. Simon Recreation Center and Judy B. McDonald Library, as well as the Nacogdoches Landfill. The Recreation Center location will accept electronics during certain hours of operation. In addition, Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful promotes a glass recycling program coordinated by Habitat for Humanity.

If you would like to recycle through the City of Nacogdoches there are drop off locations at:

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