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Zero Waste Sorting Guidelines

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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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Compost News

Campus compost bins will soon accept food scraps only
May 29, 2019

The recent rise in compostable packaging has begun to compromise citywide composting programs, resulting in more changes to how University of Oregon students and employees dispose of their waste on campus.  [...] Read Full Story

Updated materials and sorting guides will be forthcoming, please check back at this website for more details. 


Recycling Events


Volunteer, academic credit and internship opportunities available with UO Zero Waste Program! 
Year round opportunities! Go ZerO Waste!

UO Zero Waste Program is seeking volunteers to assist with Recyclemania in 2019, stay tuned or contact us! For more details 

Join us at National Geographic Live at the Hult Center! 
January 29, 2019 and February 26, 2019

View 3 amazing shows throughout the winter season, highlighting the beauty of the planet. Interactive educational opportunities available in lobby of Hult Center. 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

Check out the UO Zero Waste Program sorting guidelines