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USC green team leads Coliseum to zero waste win

The USC Office of Sustainability has been recognized by L.A. County with a Green Leadership Award for making the Coliseum a zero waste facility.

April 23, 2019 Ron Mackovich-Rodriguez

Steering mountains of waste away from landfills is a momentous task, and USC’s green team is leading the way with another win.

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, operated by USC, has been recognized by Los Angeles County with a Green Leadership Award for being a zero waste facility. That means 90% of Coliseum waste is recycled, composted or repurposed — 780 tons since 2015.

The Coliseum also won the Pac-12 Conference Zero Waste Competition two years in a row.