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What You Should Know

Recycling Pickup

To have your recycling totes emptied contact Ralph Reeves at 254-968-1875

Pounds of waste Tarleton has kept out of Landfills
9/1/13 - 04/14/14 (estimated amounts for March & April
Cardboard/Paper 245,169
  Metals  20,853
  Plastic 1,220
  Other 0
  Total Recycled 267,242

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.  For more information go to:

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).


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 promote environmental awareness, safety, and action; to respect and promote the health, safety and well-being; and to husband our natural resources. 

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

  • Conserve, protect, and maintain natural resource;
  • 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;
  • Promote strategies to minimize the generation of wastes and to encourage reuse and recycling;
  • Support environmentally responsible teaching, research, and outreach;
  • Engage environmental research and assessment;
  • Encourage awareness of environmental issues; and
  • Provide open communication about environmental concerns and the conservation of natural resources.