We provide provide reusable dishes, cutlery and cups for use at any events on campus.  This service is offered free of charge, however a refundable deposit will be required.  Large water jugs and certain other items are also available. For a more complete list and availability of dishes, email us at or call us at 613-562-5800 ext 4898.

The following clubs and SFUO services took advantage of our Dish Lending Program over the course of the 2015-16 school year:

  • Enactus UOttawa
  • Foot Patrol
  • Health Science Student’s Association
  • Picture This! UOttawa
  • Pride Centre
  • Nyantende Foundation-UOttawa
  • Smiling Over Sickness
  • The Balance Project
  • UOttawa Amnesty International
  • UOttawa Flute Choir
  • Omicron Iota Psi
  • UOttawa Origami Club
  • UOttawa Outdoors Club
  • UOttawa Pop Orchestra
  • UOttawa Unity for Action
  • UOttawa Veg Club
  • Ukrainian Club
  • Women’s Resource Centre



UOttawa Community Allotment Garden

Email for information on the UOttawa allotment garden. The plots are currently all taken for summer 2015, but you can get on the waiting list for next year.


The Learning Garden

The Learning Garden is a communal gardening space on the main UOttawa campus. Like their fb page to get more information!


Visit our Library!

Visit the Centre for books and resources on gardening in UCU 215F.


The Just Food Community Garden Network (CGN)

Check out the list of community gardens in the city of Ottawa!


The Urban Garden Project

A new agricultural demonstration project is starting on campus this summer. Email the project coordinator Natasha at for more information.


The Sustainable Development Centre is committed to helping green all student events. Regardless of the nature of your event, we can help you develop and implement a plan to reduce its environmental footprint without increasing its cost. We also offer personal green lifestyle consultations. Email to set up a consultation.

The free store is a service provided by the office of campus sustainability. Located at 647 King Edward, the free store is a centralized location that allows you to drop off stuff you don’t want anymore and pick up things you do want for free. The free store accepts clothing, office supplies, textbooks, and everything in between. Reusing is even better than recycling and we encourage all students to take advantage of this service.

The Sustainable Development Centre is your first stop for getting involved in environmental issues on and off campus! We maintain a resource library that lends out books and DVDs on various environmental topics – all of which are accessible through the university`s catalogue here. We are also a drop-in centre for students who are frustrated with global issues, and who want to work to find solutions. Come visit us in UCU 215-F! We welcome any questions and discussions.

The Sustainable Development Centre is responsible for the administration of the SFUO`s Sustainable and Ethical Operating Policy. On a micro level, this policy encompasses the day-to-day operations of offices and businesses. It also addresses purchasing by other members of the SFUO community, such as clubs and federated bodies.  Drop by the office for more information on or a copy of the policy.

For recycling on campus, the Office of Campus Sustainability at the University of Ottawa offers an array of information on recycling and compositing that is carried out right on campus. LINK

If you live off of campus, the City of Ottawa also has a recycling program. If you do not have a green or recycling bin, you can get one for free by calling 3-1-1. Further information is included in the link. There is also information on electronics and other materials. You will be surprised by the amount of things that you can recycle or bring somewhere to be reused. LINK

Additionally, now in UCU 215, you can bring your e-waste, your old pens and office supplies as well as donations for the Campus Free Store to drop off.