Students from this term’s Recreation 245 class were such big fans of Cap’s new zero waste policies, they created a helpful online guide. Check it out! And read to the bottom for info about some fun events aimed at kicking the waste habit.

Are you trying to help the planet by reducing your overall waste? Is it hard sometimes to figure out what goes where in the zero waste stations? Well then, you’re reading the right blog!

We understand that that sorting out your garbage isn’t always easy to do, which is why we wanted to provide easy information on what goes in each bin, where some of the bins are located on campus, as well as some upcoming zero waste events on campus. 

What goes in the bins?






Where are the bins located?


Library bins

Fir bins

Birch bins      


Cedar bins 

Arbutus bins

There are also quite a few student-hosted events happening on campus soon that relate to zero waste. Be sure to check out our “Zero Waste is Sexy” Instagram competition beginning Monday, March 9 and enter to win some great prizes! Also on March 9, don’t forget to check out the “Let’s Get Wasted” event going on in the CSU Lounge, 2:30 to 4 p.m. Join our Facebook event now to stay up-to-date!

Every great achievement begins with the small acts of many! It’s not always easy to figure out where to put what; however, Cap has modelled its Zero Waste Stations after both the District and City of North Vancouver’s recycling systems in the hopes it would ensure consistency and familiarity across the North Shore.

Take a minute today to think about what items go into which bin. Doing it regularly will help you get used to it, and, before you know it, you’ll be a zero-waste champion!

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Submitted by Danya, Andy, Erik, & Raquel, Students in Recreation 245