Zero Waste Events

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 as much waste from the landfill as possible.

What is CCU doing for Zero Waste?

CCU’s Zero Waste efforts help decrease overall waste from events at CCU, including every home football game, the annual Zero Waste Baseball game, the annual Holiday Park Lighting and Market, and more! Waste from these events is either recycled, composted, or donated. With Zero Waste Stations throughout these events, you will be able to help support efforts to make these events a Zero Waste success. Zero Waste team members will also be available to assist and educate about these efforts.

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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 the National Wildlife Federation's GameDay Football Zero Waste Touchdown Challenge against other universities in football waste reduction efforts. For more information, visit to see where CCU ranks.

Where do the materials go?

Recyclables and compostables 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


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