Congratulations! You have just taken the first step toward Appalachian's zero waste commitment.

Through thoughtful purchasing decisions, reducing consumption and increasing recycling we can drastically reduce what we send to the landfill.

recycling vs landfill graphOur dedication to zero waste will:

  • Reduce the university's impact on the environment
  • Increase awareness of personal waste stream
  • Reduce unnecessary and wasteful purchasing
  • Increase recycling revenues while reducing landfill fees
  • Increase effectiveness of waste handling and housekeeping processes
  • Educate our students and community members in environmental stewardship.

Thanks for thinking zero waste!



In keeping with the zero waste commitment of Appalachian, Athletics is partnering with the Physical Plant and Office of Sustainability to develop a zero waste stadium plan, being implemented in the 2014 football season.

The 2013 Solid and Hazardous Waste Audit is now available! Click here to check it out. Email Jennifer Maxwell at for any questions.

Information Technology Services Print Management Solution

We the Appalachian State University Sustainability Council do hereby proclaim our support for Information Technology Services...

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Appalachian begins "zero waste" commitment

A "zero waste" commitment has begun at Appalachian State University with the goal of diverting 90 percent of all waste from landfill disposal by 2022. 

The university currently diverts 40 percent of its waste annually from a landfill by recycling, reducing and composting.

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