University Housing includes all on-campus residence halls, off-campus housing complexes, and single-family University houses. The Housing Recycling Program is a cooperative effort between the UO Housing Department, Facilities Services and the Campus Zero Waste Program. The Housing Zero Waste Coordinator, an employee of the Campus Zero Waste Program, acts as the contact point between these departments. This Coordinator determines the interior service schedule for all complexes and kitchens of the Housing Zero Waste program; supervises and coordinates the student service crews; receives and responds to service calls; tracks materials; manages Housing recycling operations; develops educational materials; and performs other administrative and operational tasks.
The Housing Zero Waste Coordinator works in conjunction with the Student Recycling Coordinator, who manages all material pick-up services at all on- and off-campus housing units. The focus of this effort is to reduce waste while increasing recycling at UO Housing. (Complete UO Housing Zero Waste Coordinator position description) Student recycling crews, both on foot and in vans, are essential to servicing all areas of UO Housing. Students also work as administrative assistants to help develop educational materials such as posters and brochures, and participate in promotional and educational projects such as Food Waste Audits and Earth Week activities. About 50 percent of the UO Zero Waste Program operations are dedicated to the Housing Zero Waste effort.