The Zero Waste Squad is a peer-led volunteer program open to all UBC students – brought to you with support from UBC Sustainability. We are excited to announce that the Squad is re-launching this fall (2021) and is now open for registration, following a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic!
Receive training and develop experience with campus engagement on zero waste and sustainability issues
Build your network among sustainability student and staff groups on campus
Get free tickets for events, free food, or a gift card (depending on the event)
Play an important role in helping UBC achieve our zero waste and climate action goals

How It Works

Zero Waste Squad members volunteer for 2 or 3 shifts/opportunities per semester to educate the campus community about recycling and composting, and help reduce waste from events and activities.


All UBC undergraduate and graduate students can apply to be a Zero Waste Squad member. Simply fill out our online application, let us know when you are available, and why taking part interests you.