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Move-In, occurring throughout the month of August

This includes the cardboard shuffle which is the 95% collection of all packaging waste.

Zero Waste Tailgates

Campus Recycling participates in tailgates at the Bobcat Club and student tailgates, and helps promote responsible recycling and zero waste practices

-Saturday, September 3

-Saturday, September 24

-Saturday, October 8

-Saturday, October 15 (GameDay Challenge)

-Thursday, November 3

-Tuesday, November 22

Winter Donation Drive

Campus Recycling will be working with foodbanks to bring food to local families in need.

Recyclemania, February 5 - April 1

Ohio University's recycling efforts are leading the MAC in every major catergory: the Grand Champion Division, which measures our recycling to landfill percentage; the Per Capita classic, which measures the weight of recycling per person on campus, and the Gorilla Prize. Currently ranked in the top 15 in the nation, OU has seen our greatest success in the Gorilla Prize cateogry, which measures total weights of all target materials recycled on campus. Click here for more information.

Community Take-Back Day, March 18th (10am-3pm), Athens County Fairgrounds

Members of the community are invited to bring aluminum cans, paper, glass and plastic containers for collection to help increase environmental awareness and recycling participation. Click here for more information. [PDF]

Spring Semester Gameday Challenge, February 18th

Join us for a Gameday Challenge; a friendly competition for colleges and universities to promote waste reduction at their athletic events.


We are updating to mixed stream recycling! Adopt a building on campus today and make sure all bins are correctly labeled to promote responsibile recycling.

Earth Day

Earth Day is an annual event, on April 22, where events will be held to demonstrate support for environmental protection and awareness.


Every May, when students move out of the dorms for the summer, they leave behind clothes, school supplies, furniture and food that make their way back into the local community. Sites are set up at every dorm where students can donate gently used items. Volunteer community groups like the New Marshfield Golden Gaits 4H Club go around to the sites daily and collect the donations. The Athens County Agricultural Society, the Junior Fair Board and the Athens County Fair Board then distribute these items to community members in need. Click here for more information.