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UT’s Trash Becomes Treasure at the Surplus REuse Store

Sept. 1, 2023

Read this Daily Texan story about the UT Surplus REuse Store and how it is giving students and Austinites alike the opportunity to salvage old materials and minimize university waste.

‘When in doubt, throw it out’: Recycling contamination costly for facilities, environment

July 31, 2023

Read this Daily Texan story about recycling contamination and highlights programs for items that can be recycled without the single-stream process. 

UHD plans to bring compost bins back to dining halls

June 11, 2023

Read this Daily Texan story about composting on campus, including expert advice from our Senior Zero Waste Coordinator Lindsey Hutchison.

Experts in Action: Landscape Supervisor Justin Hayes & an Urban Eco-Oasis

May 23, 2023

To enjoy wildflowers and pollinators, one might think taking a trip to the Hill Country is necessary, but there are a number of beautiful spots right here on UT's campus, including an award-winning eight acres of sustainable landscape in the middle of the Dell Health District. This space is maintained by six Landscape Services staff along with Dell Medical School Landscape Supervisor Justin Hayes. Hayes recently authored a piece titled An Eco-Oasis in the Heart of a City for Turf Magazine about this gem, a gold standard of sustainability, on the south edge of campus. Read the full story.

30 Native Plants for Texas by Region

May 22, 2023

Read this LawnStarter blog clip about environmental impacts on Texas landscaping featuring the expertise of Landscape Supervisor Justin Hayes. This is part of the 30 Native Plants for Texas by Region article by Jordan Ardoin.

Graduating seniors are leaving their mark, but not in the way you think

April 20, 2023

Read this Daily Texan story about how during graduation season, there is increased trash on UT’s campus.

UT’s Trash Could Be Your Treasure

April 10, 2023

Watch this Daily Texan story about the UT Surplus Store.

Stories of stories: Four giants of the Forty Acres

March 23, 2023

Read this Daily Texan story about four notable trees on the 40 Acres.

Going on a treasure hunt? UT Surplus marks the spot.

March 16, 2023

Read this Texas Connect story about the UT Surplus REuse Store.