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Recycle Program


The Recycle Program at TTUHSC at the Permian Basin was started over ten years ago. All paper materials, cardboard and cans are included in the Recycle Program. The Facilities, Operations & Maintenance department provides recycle containers for the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing and the School of Allied Health at the Permian Basin. The cooperation of faculty, staff and students to follow recycle procedures makes this program a success and contributes overall to the goal of the City of Odessa's recycle program.

Recycle of Paper, Cardboard, Magazines, Newspapers, & Cans

The City of Odessa provides large recycle containers and pickup at no cost for the Recycle Program at TTUHSC. Three containers are available:

  • White > Paper
  • Yellow > Cardboard
  • Blue > Magazines & Newspapers

Large catalogs and directories are taken to the Time Machine by the Facilities' staff to be recycled. Housekeeping will recycle all cans.

Throughout the three schools at the Health Sciences Center and the Health Center, there are recycle containers available and labeled for paper, cardboard, magazines/newspapers and directories. Special containers for cans are also available.

The Facilities' department picks up all recycle material twice a week. When an immediate recycle pickup is needed, contact the Facilities' office at 432-703-5091.

Confidential Records

WesTex Document Destruction Inc. provides services for confidential shredding of records for the School of Medicine. WTDD is a service certified by the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID). The WTDD program far exceeds HIPAA, which requires a comprehensive security standard be met for the privacy of individually identifiable health information. It is the only certified shredding service in West Texas.

Locked, blue document destruction carts are available for confidential record shredding. Document destruction carts are placed in the departments and clinics when requested. Keys are assigned to appointed staff. The destruction carts containing confidential records are to be kept locked at all times.

When the document destruction cart is full, call the Facilities' office at 432-703-5091.

Record Retention

When record retention is planned, please notify the Facilities' office in advance to ensure sufficient document destruction containers are available for disposable of all sensitive records. Arrangements can also be made to pick up a large number of confidential records that need to be shredded.


Samuel Chanjaplammootil
432-335-5281 fax