Campus Race to Zero Waste

Campus Race to Zero Waste is a two-month, nationwide recycling competition. During CR2ZW, you're invited to reduce waste, recycle more, attend events, and volunteer at the Rethink Waste Basketball Game. Read the latest CR2ZW report for University of Richmond.

How You Can Help

We're excited for faculty, staff, and students to get involved in Campus Race to Zero Waste!

On campus, you can recycle mixed paper, plastics 1-7, clean aluminum, and cardboard. See more specific recycling guidelines here. Help us meet our goal by recycling in your office, classroom, residence hall, or apartment.

Reduce food waste by composting your food scraps and compostable cutlery at a retail dining location around campus. If you live in an apartment on campus, consider participating in our Residential Composting Program

Have office supplies you no longer need? Bring them to the Spider Exchange.

Want to get rid of old clothes, books, or school supplies? Drop them off in one of the three Goodwill Bins on campus. Locate the bins using our campus sustainability map.

Reduce waste by adopting sustainable habits like buying secondhand items, using a reusable water bottle or thermos, reading documents digitally rather than printing them, and planning your meals carefully to avoid food waste.

You can also sign up to volunteer at or attend events. Thank you for being a green spider and helping us meet our waste diversion goals!