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Waste Awards

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Stanford staff member smiling with a zero waste guidelines poster

Stanford has competed in the Campus Race for Zero Waste and regularly performs well.  

  • Outstanding Waste Prevention, California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA) (2023)
  • First Place, Per Capita Category (Large Campus), Campus Race to Zero Waste (2022)
  • Environmental Impact Achievement Award, RightCycle by Kimberly Clark (2021) 
  • First Place, Per Capita Category (Large Campus), Campus Race to Zero Waste (2021)
  • First Place, Food Organics Category, Campus Race to Zero Waste (formerly RecycleMania) (2020)
  • Outstanding School Recycling Program Award, California Resource Recovery Association (2019)
  • Honorable Mention, Education/Awareness Campaign category for the 2017 RecycleMania Case Study Competition (2017)
  • College/University Recycling Award, American Forest and Paper Association (2009)
  • Environmental Achievement Award, for the Environmental Health and Safety battery recycling and mercury thermometer replacement program, Environmental Protection Agency (2002)
  • Outstanding School Program Award, National Recycling Coalition (2002)