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Contacts and services

The Zero Waste department provides the following services to all ASU campuses

Bins and labels

The Zero Waste team manages the procurement of:

Please review the Zero Waste bins and labels guide for more information.  

If you need a bin, submit a request.

Students that live on campus and need a bin for their residence hall room must submit a Facilities Management Maintenance request


The Zero Waste team is here to guide the university to be a leader in sustainable solid-waste management and supports ASU’s department's transition to a circular economy. Please select the staff member whose responsibility most closely aligns with your inquiry.

Find answers to frequently asked questions about reducing waste at ASU.  

For general inquiries, email us for a quick response.

For service requests, submit here or go to my.asu.edu and select Service>Facilities Services>New Request.

Staff Responsibility

Alana Levine

  • Office operations.
  • University initiatives.
Joshua Ellner
Enterprise Operations
  • Compactor service and maintenance.
  • Data management.
  • Downstream management.
  • Establish Specialty Collection service.
  • Solid waste infrastructure and operations.
  • Waste management contracts.
Reiven Krausse
Program Coordinator
  • Office Compost and Blue Bag coordination.
  • Recycling collection coordination.
Kendon Jung
Enterprise Design
Tina Phanmanivong
Program Coordinator
Molly Longton
Program Coordinator
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Data management 

The Zero Waste department manages the tracking and reporting of all metrics related to solid waste and the university zero waste goal. 

ASU also reports its metrics to several national programs for waste diversion and aversion.

Materials removal 

The Zero Waste team completes service requests on the Tempe campus daily. Other valley campuses are serviced once a week.

  • Monday: Tempe campus.
  • Tuesday: Polytechnic and Tempe campuses.
  • Wednesday: Tempe campus.
  • Thursday: Downtown, Tempe, Thunderbird and West campuses.
  • Friday: Tempe campus.

Custodial Services empties all of the recycling and landfill bins in common areas and brings the waste to appropriate dumpster locations. Waste is then hauled by Republic Services to either ReCommunity, (blue bin/commingled recycling), City of Phoenix Compost Facility (green bin/food waste), or a landfill.

Chargeback service Cost to customer Unit
Removal and processing of refrigerator. $75 Each
Removal and processing of CRT. $50 Each
Removal and processing of TV — non-CRT. $25 Each
Removal and processing of other bulky electronics. $25 Each
Clearing of abandoned spaces; office move out. $45 Per hour
Breakdown of cardboard boxes; remove Styrofoam. $45 Per hour
Remove bulky recycling materials — crate, pallet, etc. $45 Per hour
Remove bulky landfill materials. $45 Per hour
Other agreed upon Zero Waste services. $45 Per hour

*Charges effective August 1, 2023.


Signature events 

  • Dine Healthy be Healthy – To celebrate National Nutritional Health month, this event helps Sun Devils make healthy decisions on the foods they purchase. The Zero Waste team supports Sun Devil Hospitality in making this event zero waste. 
  • Eat Well Live Well – A free food event to promote the awareness of local sustainable food options. The Zero Waste team supports Sun Devil Hospitality in making this event zero waste. 
  • Green Games – The Zero Waste team supports Sun Devil Athletics sustainability with waste diversion at all Tempe campus athletic venues. Each ASU sport commits to hosting one green game per season. 
  • New Student Orientation Lunches –The Zero Waste team supports New Student and Family Programs and the Memorial Union in making each orientation lunch a zero waste event. 
  • Staff BBQs – The Zero Waste team supports ASU Staff Council in making each campus staff appreciation BBQ a zero waste event.