Campus Recycling & Zero Waste


Recycling has set a goal of recycling 80% of the waste generated at Ohio University. We are responsible for maintaining, monitoring, troubleshooting and upgrading the recycling and solid waste at all campus buildings and grounds areas. Within these areas are 4,000 recycling units in residence halls consisting of 16,000 bins; 350 bins in apartments; and recycling containers in all offices and other areas in academic, administrative and support areas.

Recycling and Zero Waste Management coordinate many campus recycling and waste reduction activities throughout the academic year, such as:

  • Annual move-in and move-out days at the residence hall
  • Organize & participate in the annual RecycleMania national competition (OU helped start it!)
  • Give presentations to students, faculty, and staff about campus recycling services
  • Campus event recycling (athletics, conferences, etc.)
Sustainable Development Goals
91 People | 59 Impacts | 251 Hours