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Perfecting Your Trash Talk

When you walk into a Campus Dining venue, you will probably notice a tall, green Zero Waste Station with compost, recycle and landfill bins. It’s Campus Dining doing its part to help the university reach its year 2020 goal to remove 80 percent of its trash from the landfill.

While these stations are not hard to miss, it is hard to be sure which goes in what bin. For helpful tips, see below. Before long you’ll be exchanging trash talk with your fellow Mustangs.

Still not sure? When in doubt — recycle. For more about recycling and composting, visit