Campus Services

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Or Call 541-346-2319

Zero Waste Event Services

The UO Zero Waste Program offers waste reduction/recycling/food scraps services to campus events and meetings for an additional charge. conferences and other campus gatherings. To order these services, contact Campus Planning and Facilities Management Work Control at (541) 346-2319.

Do Not Forget To Get Your Portable Water Refill Stations!

How it works:

  • Call 541-346-2319
  • Only two units available
  • A hose is attached inside each unit and water is supplied from water hook-ups located throughout campus
  • Set-up and take down include, call for more information
  • Any damage to units incurred at event will be the responsibility of the event
  • Set-up costs for all events are labor intensive

Water refill station

What Is Recyclable and Compostable?

Where Can I Recycle and Compost?

Thanks to the University of Oregon faculty, staff, students and administration we are a nationally recognized leader in college campus recycling. This is made possible by having accessible recycling and/or compost stations located throughout the University as well as the transportation and processing of materials. For what specific recycling/composting options are located view Where Can I Recycle and Compost

Make Compost Not Landfills

Reuse Office Supplies Exchange (ROSE)

The Reusable Office Supply Exchange (ROSE) has been in operation at the UO since 1992. ROSE is a space to find reused office equipment for free, and bring surplus office supplies to donate for others to use. Located in 182 PLC (near the NW corner of PLC 180). As of 2022, ROSE includes office and school supplies, clothing, and homewares that are FREE for the UO community.

Students: Open hours for students are currently Wednesdays 1:30-3:30 or by appointment made to Libby Mackin at  sscreusables@uoregon.edu

Faculty, Staff, Administrators, GEs, & Departments Only: self-service option, access ROSE with the key found in the English department, PLC 118 (students please do NOT try to use this key!)

More detailed information can be found on the Student Sustainability Center Instagram @uo_ssc or by emailing sscreusables@uoregon.edu

 

 

Surplus Property

UO departments and student groups, as well as individual staff and faculty can browse and reserve available surplus furniture and other items. Sales to the public happen several times a year and will be advertised on the public webpage. 

Explore UO Surplus

UO Property Handling: For any UO property needing disposal, whether broken or not, including electronics and any items bought with UO funds, fill out a Property Disposition form. Property Control can be reached at 541-346-1250. For a Property Disposition Request Form.

Housing

The University of Oregon Zero Waste Program provides zero waste services to all campus including University Housing. As students living in Housing comprise over 25% of the student population, implementing waste reduction and recovery opportunities in Housing has a significant impact on campus as students utilize these practices campus wide while inspiring other students throughout college. The Zero Waste Program efforts are threaded throughout Housing and are implemented in the Residence Hall kitchens, in each Residence Hall room, in Off-campus Housing and in Graduate student and family housing. As Housing operates as a small city, residents are engaged at every step of the process from moving in to moving out at the end of the year.

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