Zero Waste Station

Zero Waste

Naropa University's Zero Waste goal is to mindfully support the university in being a sustainable system where resources are fully used and waste is reduced to a minimum. Below are some highlights our our zero waste efforts:

  • Over 80% diversion rate
  • Campus-wide recycling and composting bins - in all common areas in all buildings, and in all exterior collection bins.
  • 100% of landscaping waste is either composted on-site or locally. On-site compost is returned to the campus as fertilizer. 
  • Terracycle recycling program for office supplies and nutrition bar wrappers
  • All residential students are provided with kitchen composting bins
    Students conducting campus waste audit
    Students conducting campus waste audit
  • 100% of electronic waste is recycled through CHARM
  • The Naropa Café  composts all food scraps and the compost goes to their local farm