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Zero Waste Football

What is Zero Waste?

Zero Waste refers to diverting 90% or more of waste materials from the landfill. This can be accomplished through recycling, composting, and donating materials when possible. Sometimes, there are a few items that we are unable to recycle, compost, or donate, which is why this is considered a Zero Waste effort to divert the most waste from the landfill as possible.

What is CCU doing for Zero Waste?

CCU’s Zero Waste efforts will help decrease its overall waste from every home football game. Waste will be either recycled, composted, or donated during the game. With Zero Waste Stations throughout the stadium and in designated tailgate areas, you will be able help support our efforts in making the game a Zero Waste success. Zero Waste Volunteers will be available at each station to assist and educate about these efforts.

A zero waste station at Brooks Stadium that consists of a bin for recycling, compost, and trash.

What you can recycle:

  • Plastic bottles 
  • Aluminum cups 
  • Aluminum bottles & cans

What you can compost:

  • All food waste
  • Food trays and boats
  • Napkins and straw wrappers
  • Paper towels
  • Paper cups
  • Waxed cardboard
  • Popcorn and boxes
  • Peanut shells

What is the Game Day Challenge?

CCU participates in Recyclemania's Game Day Challenge against other universities in football waste reduction effortsFor more information, visit gamedaychallenge.org to see where CCU ranks.

Where do the materials go?

Recyclables and compostables both end up at the Horry County Solid Waste Authority’s facilities on Highway 90 in Conway. For more information, contact 843-347-1651 or visit solidwasteauthority.org.