uOttawa has been the Canadian Champion of RecycleMania ten times! Let's keep working to make waste a thing of the past.

RecycleMania 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.

Zero Waste Challenge

In the spirit of RecycleMania, the Office of Campus Sustainability is organizing a zero waste challenge from January 19th to April 4th. You will choose a period during which you will do everything you can to live waste-free. This means minimizing what you send to landfill; you can still get rid of waste by composting or recycling, so long as you recycle and compost properly!

You can take up this challenge individually or with a friend, and choose a period ranging from 2 to 10 weeks. To participate in the challenge, simply send your name to [email protected] and then share your successes and challenges on social media with the hashtag #uOrecycle or by sending us videos, pictures or blogs that we will share.

Since the challenge ends in April, the deadline to register is March 16th. Prizes will be awarded during the second week of April to the individual or group who has put in the most effort.

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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