UT Martin Gets Recycling Grant

By 7 Eyewitness News Staff

Being green is turning into green for a northwest Tennessee university.

Recycling efforts at the University of Tennessee-Martin are paying off.

The school is currently listed in 20th place in the National Recycle Mania Competition.

A grant through the program allowed the university to place 1500 recycling bins inside campuse residence halls.

The effort is a friendly competition aiming to change behavior and raise awareness about waste reduction programs.

The halls involved saved more than $5,800 in energy costs during the competition.