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The University of Oregon Zero Waste Program provides state of the art waste reduction and recovery opportunities to campus while reducing greenhouse gas production. The Program is student staffed and provides hands-on experiences for students through jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities and class projects. The Program works in partnership with other schools, government, municipalities and state and national recycling associations to promote and develop waste reduction and recovery opportunities to benefit society for generations to come.

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Recycling Events

University of Oregon Campus Spring Move-Outs 2018
June 13-15, 2018, University of Oregon's Residence Halls

UO Zero Waste Program is seeking volunteers to assist during Campus Spring Move-Outs, Wednesday-Friday, June 13-15, 2018 [...] For more details 

Recycling News

UO's Zero Waste Program is named a recycler of the year
June 13, 2018

The University of Oregon Zero Waste Program was recently selected by the Association of Oregon Recyclers as Recycler of the Year in the category of higher education. [...] Read full story

Zero Waste Program makes changes to recycling rules
June 11, 2018

The City of Eugene has changed its recycling rules. [...] Read full story

Zero Waste Program changes campus recycling rules
May 31, 2018

The University of Oregon's Zero Waste Program is asking members of the campus community to change their recycling habits to stay on the right side of new rules and at the forefront of sustainable practices. Previously, small [...] Read full story

Spring 2018

The University of Oregon Zero Waste Program is in the process of updating campus collection. Learn more

UO's Zero Waste Program plays important role in university's recycling process
February 1, 2018

Across Franklin Boulevard lies the farm up north where all of your waste goes. A row of blue, plastic 55-gallon drums hold anything and everything from hundreds of metal cans to empty Reddi-Wip whipped cream bottles. Every item thrown into the wrong bin ends up here to be sorted. Student workers [...] Read full story