Waste diversion

A pile of compacted recycled cans

We want to create a place where waste is a thing of the past.


Move towards becoming a zero waste campus. This means achieving a waste diversion rate of 75% by 2017.


In 2014-2015, the campus diversion rate was 61%

How to recycle in residence

The University of Ottawa Residences do not have the same recycling system as the rest of the campus. Click here for a list of what is permitted in the Residence recycling system.

How to recycle on campus

We offer over 20 recycling programs on campus. Find out what we recycle.

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