Zero Waste Presentation for Your Office, Class, Floor, or Group

Invite CU Recycling to your next meeting! This presentation can answer your questions about recycling, composting, campus services, recycled products, end markets for materials, how to reduce waste in your office and more.

  • Power Point presentation, mostly image based, of the What, Where, Why, and How's in zero waste on campus and beyond
  • hands-on question and answer period
  • posters and materials for your office
  • 15 - 60 minutes of great information (you determine the length)
  • Pre-presentation walk through of office/class space to help improve zero waste operations in your space (if needed)

Call CU Recycling at 303-492-8307 or email to schedule a presentation.

Tour of the Recycling Operations Center (ROC)

Built in the summer of 2015, the Recycling Operations Center (ROC) is an intermediate step in the recycling process between the campus buildings at the University of Colorado and the end markets for recycling.

  • Learn the intricacies of the recycling industry, from upstream purchasing strategy to campus recycling operations to downstream end markets.
  • See how students make a difference with their "spare" time as they work (and get paid for their time) around their busy class schedules
  • Ask questions about those tricky and hard to recycle items and see how they are handled on campus at CU!

To schedule a tour of the ROC, fill out this form.

Directory of Speakers and Tours for CU Students and Faculty

Below is a directory of people and organizations currently willing to host field trips. 

Field Trip Directory 

Below is a directory of people and organizations currently willing to be a guest speaker.

Guest Speaker Directory 

Please fill out this form if you would like to apply to host a tour or field trip of your facility. 

Apply to Host a Tour or Field Trip 

If you'd like to be a guest speaker on campus about recycling and environmental topics, please fill out this form.

Apply to Become a Speaker 

Green Office Program

CU Boulder is pleased to offer a campus sustainability program for faculty and staff. The educational program integrates many of CU’s campus sustainability initiatives, including transportation, purchasing, recycling, and energy.

The program has environmental and financial impacts, with very little time commitment. The faculty/staff campus sustainability program is coordinated by the CU Environmental Center.

To get started, visit the Green Office Program website

Zero Waste Bulletin Boards

The Environmental Center has lots of ready-to-post bulletin boards that contain information which highlights how, what and why to recycle.

This can be beneficial for your Office, Residence Hall floor, department hallway, class room area, lobby, or anywhere with a bulletin board to post information.

Contact CU Recycling at 303-492-8307 or


Research Opportunities

CU Recycling facilitates a wide variety of academic projects which directly benefit our program and your resume. Students can apply their skills to real world problems.

We have many ideas for student research projects or independent study. These span academia, from the Business School to Engineering to Environmental Studies. 

View the Research Resources page to reach us regarding internship opportunities and research needs that will help the program and your coursework.