About Campus Recycling


Campus Recycling staff posed by their stake bed vehicle

Campus recycling facilitates the implementation of the Sustainability and Climate Action Plan, which sets environmental targets, goals and commitments. Our team provides services and support to the campus community by reducing University purchases, sharing, reusing, repairing, donating and recycling existing materials. 


-Move In & Move Out weeks on campus 

-Campus Race to Zero Waste  

-Present to students, faculty, staff, organizations about sustainability practices  

-Collaborate and work with non-profit organizations and local businesses 

-Zero Waste Events including: Athletic Games, Student org events, departmental events   


If you would like to volunteer with us, please visit our volunteer sign up page here.

Have questions about what we do? Email recycle@ohio.edu 


Athens became the first community in Ohio to have curbside recycling
OHIO was the first university in the state to create a recycling department
Ohio University opened a food waste compost facility on campus
Athens Hocking Recycling Center built a recycling sorting facility in The Plains
Ohio University Board of Trustees approved the Sustainability and Climate Action Plan