UCSC Resource Recovery Facility Detailed Project Program
UC Santa Cruz prepares for a zero-waste future
One Person’s Garbage
University of California, Santa Cruz is consistently ranked among the nation’s top green colleges thanks to its far-reaching sustainability agenda. Case in point, the campus’ vision for a new Resource Recovery Facility (RRF), developed in collaboration with JENSEN and Joni L Janecki & Associates, reconceives the waste handling facility as a valued community resource. Designed to accomplish UCSC’s zero-waste mandate for its 19,000-student campus, this new facility – one of the first planned for a university campus – will integrate advanced recycling and composting systems with goals for education, communication and sustainable design.