Zero Waste

Achieving Zero Waste

Game days and campus events are some of the largest producers of waste for many universities. But at The Ohio State University, we are working towards our events being zero waste and diverting trash from the landfill. Learn how we accomplish this feat with our zero waste efforts.

Contact recycle@osu.edu for more information.

Heroes of Zero Part 1 – Gathering on Game Day

Zero Waste at Ohio Stadium

Ohio Stadium is the largest stadium in the country to continuously achieve zero waste status.

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Host a Zero Waste Event

Are you interested in being sustainable? Host a Zero Waste Event. All you need to do is fill out the Zero Waste Event application, or if you want more information check out the Zero Waste Event Presentation.

What you need to know

Which facilities can host a zero waste event?

These facilities can host zero waste events at little to no additional costs to the planner.

  • Blackwell Inn and Conference Center
  • Faculty Club
  • Kennedy Commons
  • Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4H Center
  • Ohio Union
  • Pizzuti House
  • Wexner Center for the Arts 

What are the pricing options?

Pricing is based on the size and day of the event.  A price breakdown for materials and services can be seen on the application.

How many containers will I need?

We encourage you to think about the space the event will be held in. Visualize the space and determine traffic patterns. Use this information to come up with centralized locations for the zero waste units. Remember, the more centralized your collection is the fewer volunteers you will need to have a successful event.

Event Application

Volunteer for a Zero Waste Event

Interested in becoming more involved with Zero Waste on campus? Volunteer to help out at Zero Waste events.

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