Zero Waste

Sustainability Squad sorts game-day waste

Sustainability Sort Squad, the key to zero waste game days. Photo by Kathryn Gatliff

Recycling is often one of the first environmental behaviors people are aware of. Still, a significant portion of the trash sent to the landfill from campus could be recycled or composted.

UT Austin has set the goal of becoming a Zero Waste Campus by 2020. Achieving this goal is a collaborative effort, including Resource Recovery leading Zero Waste Workplace, as well as Texas AthleticsHousing and Dining, and Surplus Property.

We encourage all students, staff and faculty to get involved: recycle right and look for composting options.