UO Zero Waste Program

 

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

Earth Week 2018
April 17, 2018, EMU Amphitheater

In celebration of Earth Day, the Student Sustainability Center and sponsors bring you a week of speakers, workshops, documentary screenings, and service events for you to enjoy [...] For more details 

Recycling News

PDF iconMESSAGE TO CAMPUS ON UPCOMING CHANGES TO ZERO WASTE COLLECTION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
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