Recycling is hiring students to join our team!

OSU Campus Recycling and Surplus Property are currently hiring student employees to start as soon as possible. Duties: Sorting and pricing surplus Recycling route pick-ups with state vehicles Posting products online on Ebay and LabX Surplus billing and shipping Other warehouse activities associated with surplus and recycling Loading trucks and lifting Working in a warehouse […]

RecycleMania brings many more opportunities in February

RecycleMania continues! This annual recycling competition amongst U.S. universities is chock-full of activities and opportunities to have fun, score prizes, show your recycling pride, learn easy tips on how to reduce waste and help OSU win! On offer for February: Res. Hall Competition February 6-24, all res. halls For three weeks during the month of […]

RecycleMania begins Jan. 23, offers prizes, Styrofoam recycling and more

RecycleMania 2012 is just around the corner, taking place January 22 through March 31 this year! This is a national recycling competition between universities, as well as a Civil War competition between OSU and the UO. RecycleMania is all about offering opportunities to increase awareness of and participation in waste reduction at OSU, now and […]

Become a Master Recycler in 2012!

A few spaces remain in the 2012 Master Recycler class offered by OSU Campus Recycling and Allied Waste. The 2012 class will be held Wednesdays, January 11th through February 29th, 6:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in Furman Hall 101 (on the OSU Corvallis campus, on 15th St. near Jefferson Ave.). The class is free to […]

WANTED: Your opinion on winter term RecycleMania activities!

We want to know what YOU want to see happen for RecycleMania 2012 (Jan 22 – March 31)! Background RecycleMania is a 10-week competition for U.S. college and university recycling programs to see who can recycle the most! OSU competes both nationally, as well as locally in the RecycleMania Civil War, created by OSU and […]

America Recycles Day event collects 1.5 tons and 30 yards of recycling

The special recycling collection event organized for America Recycles Day on November 15th exceeded the expectations of volunteers and staff who organized it, with higher attendance and material collected than predicted. The event took place in the Memorial Union Brick Mall on Tuesday at 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. “The purpose of the event was […]

Start saving your special recyclables for Nov. 15th!

WHAT: America Recycles Day @ OSU: Special Recycling Collection WHEN: Tuesday, November 15, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM WHERE: Memorial Union Brick Mall (south end by Bookstore) To celebrate America Recycles Day, OSU wants to help staff, students and departments recycle your hard-to-recycle items! Bring any of the following items to this event for FREE […]

OSU needs you to win the EPA Game Day Challenge Oct. 15

This weekend, October 15th and 16th, OSU will compete in the EPA Game Day Challenge, a nationwide competition between universities to reduce waste at football games. The challenge is to educate football fans about waste reduction, and weigh all the trash and recycling from one game. The EPA takes the data and calculates stats such […]

OSU Finance & Admin Luau recycles 260 lbs

Each summer, all the staff in Finance and Administration and their families come together for a luau in nearby Avery Park, a casual event that gives our staff a chance to meet people across our different units and get to know each other better. Starting in 2009, Campus Recycling began collecting compost at the event. […]

OSU diverts 87% of da Vinci Days waste from landfill

The results are in for this year’s da Vinci Days festival waste reduction initiative, and they are astonishing. A few highlights (click to view larger): View the slideshow for full results, photos, methods, and ideas for next year – visit (or click the image below). “The primary factor that has allowed us to set […]