UW-Stout utilizes the 3R model -- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle -- for reducing waste on campus.
"I Love Tap Water"
I LOVE TAP WATER campaign promotes the drinking of tap water to reduce plastic
bottle consumption. We've installed over
50 hydration stations with counters for plastic bottles saved from the
landfill. Our campus saves about 70,000
plastic bottles every year!
uses the ImageNow imaging program to reduce the use of paper for record
keeping. This is part of a greater
paperless initiative for campus employees.
an attempt to create a zero waste operation, UW-Stout's Surplus Department
collects all university-owned items and reuses them in different campus
departments.We also provide
opportunities for the public to purchase items every Thursday at our Surplus
Green To Go
Dining Service offers Green To Go, a reusable take-out container program for
students and staff who want to reduce their waste consumption.
Spring Move Out
spring during finals week, the Sustainability Office and University Housing
partner with Dunn County United Way's C-3 Center to offer Spring Move Out. This event helps students donate home
furnishings, appliances, clothing and non-perishable food to those in need.
UW-Stout, we have a universal recycling, composting, and trash program that includes:
No Sort Recycling
Organics for Compost
Trash for Landfill
is in the only school in the UW System to offer composting in all buildings on
in UW-Stout's 2D Game Design course created a video game to help students,
faculty, and staff learn more about items that can be composted, recycled, and
landfilled. Play the game!
spring, UW-Stout participates in RecycleMania, a nation-wide competition
between nearly 500 colleges and universities to reduce waste. In 2014, UW-Stout placed 1st in
the UW System and 24th in the U.S. and Canada.