Folsom Field is the birthplace of zero waste.

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What We Do:

  • Waste reduction initiatives were started in 2008 to make Folsom Field a zero waste stadium.

  • Low-flow water fixtures and efficient lighting

  • Turf management plan to reduce pesticides and fertilizer using a nutrient rich compost tea developed by CU Boulder. 

  • Reduced the use of synthetic herbicides by 93% and eliminated pesticide use. 

  • Watered using 90% recycled ditch water

You Can Be A Zero Waste Buff At Home Too!

What You Can Do:

  • Installing a recycling and composting system at home and work

  • Educate your peers by showing them how to compost and recycle

  • If purchasing disposable foodservice items, make sure they are compostable

  • Invest in a reusable water bottle to reduce waste and save money

Folsom Field Waste Diversion through the years

Folsom Field Diversion Rate

The Diversion Rate is the percentage of waste by weight generated in the stadium that does not go to landfills. We divert materials through collecting cardboard, compost, aluminum, plastics, and glass.

CU's on-campus, student-run Recycling Operations Center (The ROC)