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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.

Eco Fest OU, August 30

Want to learn more about the sustainable clubs at Ohio University? Hear about the many organizations that OU has at Eco Fest, including Bobcats Go Green, Athens Effect, Outdoor Pursuits, Sierra Student Coalition, and many more!


Zero Waste Tailgates

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

  • Sept 3 @ 6 p.m.
  • Sept 10 @ 12 p.m.
  • Sept 17 @ 2 p.m.
  • Sept 24 @ TBA 
  • Oct 1 @ 3:30 p.m.
  • Oct 8 @ 2 p.m.
  • Oct 15 @ 3:30 p.m.
  • Oct 22 @ TBA (Game Day Challange)
  • Nov 1 @ 7/7:30 p.m.
  • Nov 8 @ 7/7:30/8 p.m.
  • Nov 15 @ 7 p.m.
  • Nov 22 @ 7 p.m.

Pollution Prevention Week, September 19 - 25

During Pollution Prevention Week, practices that reduce or prevent pollution from being released into the environment are celebrated through events over campus. Kickoff to Pollution Prevention Week will be at Alumni Gate from 1 - 2 p.m. on Monday, September 19.

Game Day Challenge, October 22 (Fall Semester)

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

Rufus Recycling Days

  • Sunday, September 25th (Soccer)
  • Sunday, October 9th (Field Hockey)
  • Saturday, October 22nd (Football)
  • Wednesday, November 16th (Volleyball)

Winter Donation Drive, November 28 - December 3

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

Campus Race to Zero Waste, January 1 - March 25

Ohio University's recycling efforts are leading the MAC in every major category: 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 category, which measures the total weight of all target materials recycled on campus. Click here for more information.

Earth Day, April 22

Earth Day is an annual event where demonstrations are held to show support for environmental protection and awareness.

Clothing Swap

To honor April being Earth Month, Ohio University Sorority and Fraternity Life and Campus Recycling partner to host a clothing swap. All proceeds go to charity and the chapter that donates the most clothing items will be given money towards a philanthropy of their choice.

Move-Out, April 26 - 30

Every year, 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 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 during Community Give Back Days. View more information