Marion Campus Achieves Zero Waste

Ohio State at Marion became the first college campus in Ohio to achieve "Zero Waste," a sustainability effort whereby at least 90% of all waste is diverted from the landfill.

In December, the Marion campus diverted 91% of its waste, thanks to all-in-one solid waste containers and partnerships in the community. Sims Brothers Recycling collects the containers and takes them to Marion Correctional Institution for materials to be sorted and distributed to recycling facilities. The Ohio State University Columbus campus strives to be Zero Waste by 2030.


Welcome to Ohio State's Buckeye Footprint. Explore the sustainability impact of The Ohio State University that includes its students, faculty, and staff. See real-time electricity, heating, and cooling information (Energy Dashboard), as well as recent recycling and waste minimization information. This is the hub for your Buckeye Footprint.  

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The Ohio State University is working hard to have the country's largest Zero Waste stadium.

With biodiesel buses, water-saving showerheads, and increased energy efficiency in buildings, Ohio State is going sustainable.


Did you know?

55 Tons of waste was diverted from the landfill during the 2013 football season from the Horseshoe!