The Waste-Free Westminster initiative began when Rosanise Odell (Honors ’18) decided to lead the initiative to move
Westminster towards a zero-waste future after touring a local waste facility and observing the wasteful lifestyles
people lead. Her work has continued to impact the community through a variety of student-led initiatives on campus.
Waste-free workshops are designed to educate the campus community about waste reduction. Students lead workshops on
topics like zero-waste grocery shopping, repurposing household items, making your own low-waste products, and more.
The Environmental Center’s Facebook page lists events for
Westminster Thrift Collective
The Environmental Center hosts a student-run pop-up thrift store several times
per semester, which allows Westminster
students to shop for thrifted goods on campus. Donations of clothing and home goods are accepted in the
Environmental Center office the Bassis Center. The Environmental Center’s Facebook page posts when the pop-up is
Reusable Tableware Checkout
The Environmental Center offers free, reusable plates, cups, bowls, and
silverware for events to help you skip disposables and reduce your event’s carbon footprint.
Request A Waste-Free Event Kit
Recycling on Campus
Westminster is committed to sustainability and making recycling easy for the campus community. Blue recycling bins
are located on each floor of every building on campus. And, recycling is co-mingled, meaning plastic, paper,
cardboard, and metals go in the same bin.
Glass cannot go into the blue bins, but glass recycling is available in the Shaw Student Center and outside the
northwest corner of Meldrum Science Center. Hard to recycle items such as batteries and cell phones can be recycled
in the Shaw Student Center, across from the Dean of Students Office. To learn more about recycling, including what
items are recyclable in Salt Lake City, visit the Salt Lake City government’s list of co-mingled recyclables.
If you want a small recycling bin for your office, you can request one. However, remember that personal recycling
bins will still need to be emptied it into one of the large recycling bins in your building
Request A Recycling Bin