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Zero Waste Guide

Skidmore College has set a goal for itself to divert 60% of waste generated from routine operations by 2025. Diverting waste means reusing, repurposing, or recycling materials used instead of sending them to the landfill. One way the Sustainability Office is helping Skidmore reach this goal is by cooperating with campus partners to host Zero Waste Events. 

Zero waste events are one's where 90% of the waste is diverted from landfills. This is done by eliminating landfill-bound materials wherever possible and replacing them with reusable, compostable or recyclable one's. Any event can be turned into a Zero Waste Event by following the guide below. We also have a Zero Waste Intern that can be a great point of contact for all of your questions. Get in touch with them by contacting

Link to full PDF guide.


You can eliminate single-use, landfill-bound event materials from the get go. Consider these alternative options below.