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cleanupThis year’s spring cleaning effort will kick off next week, giving campus departments a chance remove surplus equipment, used furniture, trash, and recyclables.

The Spring Cleanup has become an annual effort for the campus to declutter and improve the look of academic buildings. Last year, 102 tons of surplus equipment and furniture were removed from campus academic buildings, along with 260 cubic yards of construction trash and eighty cubic yards of scrap metal that were recycled.

Facilities Services and UT Warehousing are dedicating special resources to support the cleanup again this year to make it easier to move property out of buildings. Staff from Facilities Services will go building-by-building to help units simplify the process. Computer and laboratory equipment, furniture, office supplies, paper files, and more may be recycled, discarded, or sent to UT Warehousing.

The cleanup will begin with the Science and Engineering Research Facility on March 17, and will continue for fifteen weeks to include most academic buildings. See a complete schedule here. Academic units will be reminded of their upcoming cleanup dates via e-mail, and updates and schedule reminders will also appear in Tennessee Today.

Look for signs near your building and in your office areas as your cleanup date approaches.

Preparing for the Cleanup

There are a few steps departments must take to prepare for their assigned Cleanup weeks. Forms for surplus property must be submitted to UT Warehousing one week before each unit’s assigned week. Forms may be submitted to the fax number listed on the forms.

Learn more about surplus property on the UT Warehousing website. For more information on the Spring Cleanup, contact Dennis Lee at 974-5346.