Zero Waste

  • UC Santa Cruz is committed to reaching the University of California Office of the President’s Zero Waste goals. UC Santa Cruz strives to not only to reduce the total amount of waste generated on campus but also to divert more waste from landfill. We have reached our waste reduction goal for 2020 and are working hard to increase our diversion rate from 51% (FY19) and decrease contamination in campus recycling. 

    Download posters with instructions here:

    Recycling *          Composting            Landfill

    * Important note: Cardboard is recycled separately at UCSC, please place all cardboard in the large green dumpsters labeled "Cardboard". 



    Learn more