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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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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