Zero Waste at Ohio Stadium

Who says game days can't be sustainable?

Ohio Stadium is the largest stadium in the country to continuously achieve zero waste status, which refers to diverting 90% or more of materials from the landfill by recycling, repurposing, and composting. The Ohio State University has set a new standard for collegiate stadium recycling, and has ranked #1 in diversion rate within the Big Ten conference for the past four years.

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Zero Waste Statistics

Finding a Place for Waste at Ohio Stadium

The Facilities Operations and Development Zero Waste Team partners with the “I Am Change Outreach,” a non-profit mentorship program of area high school and college students, volunteers assist fans at the Zero Waste stations on game days.

Tailgate Recycling Program

The Tailgate Recycling Program is one component of the Zero Waste Initiative at Ohio Stadium. The program works to divert tailgate materials from the landfill. Each game, Zero Waste Educators will be in the tailgate lots to engage and educate fans about proper recycling.


Zero Waste Suite Program

Click here to sign up through our form or sign up in person at the Zero Waste at Ohio Stadium table located in the club area.

A suite must do the following:

  • Designate a contact person.
  • Educate the suite occupants about the Zero Waste at Ohio Stadium program and what is recyclable and what is compostable.


As a participant, you will receive the following:

  • Recognition on or near the door of the suite recognizing you as part of the program.
  • A post game report on your materials via e-mail and/or flyer in the suite.

Zero Waste Suites


White Castle

Worthington Industries

Baker and Hostetler LLP

Gene Smith's Suite

American Electric Power

Huntington National Bank

Shelley Meyer's Suite

IMG Sports Marketing



Comp Management, Inc.

Usual Suspects

Key Bank

Buckeye Partners

Viaquest Inc.

Calfee, Halter & Griswold

Jones Day

Grange Insurance Companies

NCT Ventures

OSU Fisher College of Business

OSU Wexner Medical Center

Dispatch Media Group

RDP FoodService

Emerson Network Power

Glimcher Realty Trust

Continental Interests

Swan Cleaners


Germain Automotive Partnership

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Bundy Baking Solutions


Cardinal Health, Inc.

Squire Patton Boggs

MPW Industrial Services

Cassidy Family

Fifth Third Bank