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Here is a list of the campus Recycling Events that take place throughout the year. For questions or more information, please contact us at (757) 683-3005. If you are interested in volunteering at an event, please submit a Volunteer Interest Form.

America Recycles Day

America Recycles Day

This day on November 15th encourages Americans to make more sustainable choices and commit to recycling on a personal and community level. Make the pledge with us!

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Battle of the Bins

Residential areas on campus compete in a month-long weigh-in to see how much recyclables they can collect. The team with the highest total weight wins!

Recycle Mania

Campus Race to Zero Waste

Every spring ODU participates in the intercollegiate recycling competition "Campus Race to Zero Waste". We need every Monarch's participation to win!

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College Challenge

The faculty and staff from each of the University's colleges compete to recycle the most per capita!

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Greek Week

During RecycleMania, Greek organizations compete in teams to see who can collect the most recyclable materials for Greek Week.

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Recycle Your Cycle

Recycle your cycle or donate it! Bike ODU accepts bicycle donations year-round. Donations help support bicycle programs on campus.

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During Recycleathon, Student Residents are divided to compete in a ONE DAY weigh-in to see how much recyclables they can collect per capita.



On Earth Day, the campus community is asked to bring their confidential documents to Facilities Management for professional shredding services.

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Student Dorm Storm

There's a storm coming to ODU - residences will be divided to compete against one another to see which one can collect the most recyclable materials per capita.

Cardboard Chaos

Student Move-In

It's cardboard chaos! Once you’ve finished unpacking, we’d like you to think GREEN and recycle any boxes or other recyclable materials you have.

Student Move-In

Student Move-Out

Don't dump it! - Donate it! End-of-Year Donation Areas are set up in every Residence Hall for students moving out to donate unwanted items.

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Presidential Inauguration

ODU commemorated the inauguration of President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D., during Homecoming Weekend 2022. Relive the historic weekend.

Fall Open House

It's time to fall in love with ODU! Join us for our last Open House event of the semester on Saturday, November 19.

Commencement 2022

Visit the Commencement Office for information on event times, caps & gowns, tickets and more!