Zero Waste

University of Arkansas Zero Waste Goal

The University of Arkansas plans to achieve 50% diversion by 2021, 70% diversion by 2027 and 90% diversion from landfill by 2040. This means that at least 90% of discarded materials at the University of Arkansas must be diverted from the landfill.

Aggregate Waste Landfilled

Diversion Tracker



  • Preventing waste before it happens
  • Achieved through procurement practices and planning
  • Considers how to dispose of goods before purchase


  • Keeping waste out of the landfill
  • Achieved through surplus, recycling, and composting
  • Requires infrastructure and education