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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

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 email and/or flyer in the suite.
Zero Waste Suites
  • Nationwide
  • 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
  • Petropoulos
  • Coca-Cola
  • 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
  • Battele
  • Germain Automotive Partnership
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Bundy Baking Solutions
  • Glimcher
  • Cardinal Health, Inc.
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • MPW Industrial Services
  • Cassidy Family
  • Fifth Third Bank


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