Banner image of a worker picking up trash and recycling with the Zero Waste logo

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 for more information.

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 do 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
  • Fawcett Event Center
  • Jerome Schottenstein Center
  • 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 Resources



Event Application



Zero Waste at Ohio Stadium

Ohio Stadium is one of the largest stadiums in the country to continuously achieve zero waste status.

Learn More


Implement best sustainability practices in your campus office or laboratory and become Green Buckeye certified. Complete an online survey to let us know what you are doing to reduce your carbon footprint and minimize waste.

Ohio State has set an ambitious goal: achieve zero waste by 2025, by diverting 90% of campus waste away from landfills. To help make this vision a reality, the university has expanded its composting program to include students living in residence halls and off-campus housing.

Ohio State Energy Partners (OSEP) has announced the recipients of its 2023-24 philanthropic awards.