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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.

Leigh Orlando-Ward

Program Manager

  • Operations team oversight.
  • Specialty recycling collection services management.
Reiven Krausse
Program Coordinator
  • Data management.
  • Operations programming.
Kendon Jung
Enterprise Design
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 has established routes to complete specialty recycling and compost service requests for each Phoenix Metro campus location. Requests must be submitted up to 1 business day before the routine route to be completed that week.

  • Mondays: Polytechnic.
  • Tuesdays: Downtown Phoenix.
  • Wednesdays: West Valley.
  • Thursdays: Tempe.
  • Fridays: Tempe Compost.
  • Daily: Tempe.

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
Bin purchasing, labeling and placement. $45 Per hour

Empty Blue Bag.

$0 Each
Empty compost bin. $0 Each
Pick up bulky electronic items — 50 lbs. or more. $25 Each
Pick up bulky items not taken by ASU Surplus Property. $45 Per hour
Pick up cardboard — flattened boxes, no other materials. $0 Each
Pick up cardboard — including packaging materials disposal and box flattening. $45 Per hour
Pick up CRT. $50 Each
Pick up electronic waste.  $0 Each
Pick up a refrigerator. $75 Each
Pick up scrap metal.  $0 Each
Pick up TV — non-CRT, 30 inches or more. $25 Each
Temporary placement of 96-gallon bin, landfill. $25 Each
Temporary placement of 96-gallon bin, recycle. $0 Each
Zero Waste clean out. $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.