Campus Race to Zero Waste
January 31—March 26, 2021
UMass Amherst is competing against hundreds of other universities and colleges in Campus Race to Zero Waste 2021. An 8 week national competition that helps colleges and universities advance campus recycling, food waste diversion, and waste reduction efforts.
How do I participate?
Get it to the bin. Recycle your recyclables (empty dining to-go containers are now RECYCLABLE) and empty your food scraps into a FOOD WASTE bin. Remember, no containers or packaging of any kind can go in the Food Waste bins. Check out the campus recycling guidelines!
Get in the game: Reduce your waste! Reuse items when possible! Recycle properly, empty it and use the right bin (Recycle / Food Waste/ Trash)!
And please remember to KEEP LIQUIDS OUT of all waste streams. Pour off any liquids before disposing wastes.
Use Hydration Stations to refill your reusable water bottle and reduce single-use plastic waste. There are over 256 hydration stations on our campus and counting. Check out our plastics reduction initiatives.