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Sustainable NSCC Students: Green Sleeves

This is a guide for students at NSCC interested in making the campus more sustainable and in pursuing an environmental career.

NSCC campus recycling

Mixed paper and cardboard: in the big green and blue containers. (NO PAPER CUPS, they cannot be recycled.)

Batteries: in offices.


Toner cartridges

  • Used cartridges can be taken to the mailroom (W-79)  for pick up
  • Brought to Central Receiving in the E Building (E-12)
  • An email can be sent to and someone will come to pick up the used toner cartridges for you. (Please do not leave these items in the hallways without notifying Central Receiving.)



Glass Recycling

Recycling in Metro-Nashville

In Metro Nashville

All Paper

Office paper, magazines, junk mail, newspaper, computer paper, notebook paper, phone books, paperback books, construction paper, brown paper bags, milk or juice cartons (including gable top and aseptic containers). Paper should be clean – no food.


Cardboard boxes, food boxes (Boxes should be clean – no food or grease). All boxes should be broken down.

Plastic Bottles and Containers

Drink bottles and their caps, detergent and cleaner bottles and their caps, yogurt/cottage cheese and other dairy "tubs" and their lids (please empty containers) and plastic trays, such as the lunchable type containers.

Metal and Aluminum Cans

Empty food and drink cans, empty aerosol cans, foils and trays, metal lids.

Glass Bottles and Jars

Empty glass bottles and jars. No metal lids (place metal lids in metal bin). All glass colors can be commingled.

College recycling

Facts abouts recycling

Tenneseans toss 7,338,348 tons of household waste into landfills in on year.

Only about 11.6% of household waste is recycled.

43 states do better.


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