uOttawa has been the Canadian Champion of Race to Zero Waste (formerly Recyclemania) ten times! Let's keep working to make waste a thing of the past.

Race to Zero Waste is a friendly competition between colleges and universities to encourage and inform their campus communities on how to recycle, reduce waste, and rethink consumption habits.

Campus Race to Zero Waste Competition

What sort of waste does your lab, class or office create? Is it being recycled or composted? Should we have so much of it? 

In this spring competition, we’ll report on our weekly recycling numbers and see how we compare to institutions across North America. You can’t reduce what you don’t measure! 

Ask us your tough recycling questions, get the lowdown on our re-use and recycling programs, and share your ideas for the campus. Meet outside Free Store (100 Thomas More Private).  

For students: March 7, 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. (in French) and 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. (in English). To register, email us

For employees: March 15, noon to 1 p.m. (in English) and 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (in French). To register, email us.  

Garbage bin full of items during move out at uOttawa residences
student presents idea to a group of onlookers

Recycling Workshops

If your office or group of friends would like to learn more about how to recycle at uOttawa, we can organize an interactive workshop for you.
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