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Zero Waste Western

About Us

Zero Waste Western is a program through the AS Recycle Center that collaborates with the WWU community to provide responsible waste sorting education and implement facility changes to reduce waste. The team conducts waste audits on university garbage, recycling, and compost systems to increase awareness of the environmental, social, and economic impacts of waste. Zero Waste Western educates community members through presentations, social media, and workshops.

Our Data

Zero Waste Western conducts waste audits of on campus recycling and waste disposal stations. This allows us to better analyze the rate of contamination and mis-sorting. This also helps us to find the items that are the most commonly mis-sorted and plan educational campaigns to minimize our waste on campus.

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Audit By Volume

Audit By Mass

Get Involved

Instagram: zero.waste.western

Waste Sorting Guides:

Zero Waste Practices: Reduce Waste

Contact Us

Zero Waste Coordinator

Kait Schultz

Waste Audit Pick Up

Waste Audit Sorting


Sorting Signs

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