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If you didn’t get a chance to make it out to the official Three Zeros Day celebration to see OWRR’s exhibit and hear Chancellor Folt’s big news, then don’t worry – we’ve got you covered!

You can read a great recap of the highlights and announcements from the day through this piece from The Daily Tar Heel.

Bonus: we’ve got images below of the information we shared about residence hall waste reduction and we’re always happy to answer any questions! Simply give us a call at 919.962.1442 or email


From the day you move in to your dorm on campus, recycling ambassadors are ready to welcome you and help you reduce your waste impact on campus! Staff are stationed by dumpsters ready to help you sort your cardboard, plastic film, and styrofoam for recycling. During the 2017 Move-In weekend, staff worked over 340 hours to ensure as much waste was diverted from the landfill as possible as students unpacked all of their belongings.

Three Zeros Day Signage

2017 Move-In Station

During the Academic Year

During the year, students can get involved with waste reduction efforts in their dorms by participating in UNC’s Green Games program. In addition, plenty of items can be recycled in the blue outdoor carts while students can opt-in to the composting program and check out a compost bucket at their community desk.  Minimizing ImpactMinimizing Impact

Move Out

When it’s time to say goodbye to your beloved dorm room at the end of the year, you may find that you’ve got a lot of items you either can’t take back home with you or that you simply no longer need. The good news is that you can easily donate them to a good cause by dropping them off at your residence hall’s Donation Station. UNC partners with TROSA, a local non-profit organization, to collect furniture, food, books, bedding, personal hygiene items, clothes, carpet and more! They ensure it’s put to good use and given a second life. Last year alone, students donated the equivalent of nearly 17 dumpsters worth of usable goods!Three Zeros Day Signage2017 Move Out

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