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Recycling at TTUHSC El Paso: Alan Nasits Go Green Recycling Program

About the Program

The idea of starting a recycling program came in early 2011 when Mr. Alan Nasits, former Associate General Counsel here at Texas Tech, brought up the recycling concept at a Safety Committee meeting. He presented the idea of creating a recycling program and make TTUHSC a Green campus. After months of planning, it was then decided to ask for volunteers or assign a Greenie in every department so they could promote the whole Go Green process in their department. Bins for collecting paper were also purchased and placed in different departments, clinics, and conference rooms.

In September 2012 the Go Green Program was announced campus wide and became a reality. Unfortunately Mr. Nasits passed away suddenly in December 2012, only 3 months after the program became official. In honor of his passion and enthusiasm about this program and recycling in general, the program was officially named after Mr. Nasits in November 2014.

How You Can Help – Recycle Right

  • Get to know your department’s Greenie.
  • Don’t place trash that is not recyclable in the recycling bins. Check for the recycling symbol on the package to determine if an item is recyclable.
  • Glass should never be placed in the bins. The recycling program does not accept glass.
  • Collapse all cardboard boxes before leaving them out for custodial personnel to pick up.
  • Departments should make an effort to shred as much of their own paper as possible.
  • Used batteries can also be recycled—contact your department’s Greenie for battery recycling guidelines.

For more information about the Alan Nasits Go Green Recycling Program, contact Al Flores at 915-215-4491 or; or contact Facilities Operations and Maintenance at 915-215-4500.


Please, do your part to help us keep this recycling program active.  

Recycling Cardboard

Recycling cardboard is one of Texas Tech’s biggest recycling commodities. We get paid by the pound for all recycled cardboard and this gives us the revenue needed to keep the program growing. It is important that the cardboard boxes are broken down and collapsed flat before disposing of them for recycling. The program also recycles old books, magazines, and shredded paper.