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A Message From Coach Chadwell:

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 team members will be available at each station to assist and educate about these efforts.

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 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

How can I volunteer for the Fall 2022 Zero Waste Football Season? What do volunteers do? 

Sustain Coastal is looking for student volunteers to help us during the Fall 2022 Zero Waste Football season.  We are looking for volunteers to help with the "Game Day Sort," which takes place the day after each home game. During the Game Day Sort, volunteers work alongside Sustain Coastal staff to sort the materials generated at the game. The goal of this effort is to divert as much waste as possible from each CCU home football game. 

We are currently accepting volunteers for any of the below dates and times.  Each volunteering opportunity is approximately 4 hours and takes place on campus at Brooks Stadium.  

  • Sunday, September 11, 2022 (8am-12pm)
  • Sunday, September 18, 2022 (8am-12pm)
  • Sunday, October 2, 2022 (8am-12pm)
  • Sunday, October 16, 2022 (8am-12pm)
  • Friday, November 4, 2022 (TBD)
  • Sunday, November 13, 2022 (8am-12pm)

Volunteers must sign up at least 48 hours in advance.  Student volunteers can sign up using this link:


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