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About RecycleMania

It is a friendly recycling competition among colleges and universities across the nation. Though competing against other academic institutions, the overall goal is to simply promote waste reduction, and to encourage participation in our school’s recycling and composting program. RecycleMania is a fun and exciting way to do it!

Who's Participating?

Over 520 colleges and univiersities across North America particpate, including:

  • Princeton
  • Stanford
  • Harvard
  • MIT
  • Tufts
  • Virginia Tech
  • Bowling Green
  • Brown
  • Ohio State
  • Johns Hopkins
  • SUNY - Albany, Binghamton, Brockport, Fredonia and New Paltz

How Does the Competition Work?

RecycleMania is held for 10 weeks each Spring semester. Each school tracks its own recycling, composting and landill data throughout the competition and reports back each Wednesday to RecycleMania. Weekly standings are updated on the RecycleMania website every Friday.

How Are Schools Ranked?

There are four participation categories:

Grand Champion
Determines a school's recycling rate as a percentage of overall waste generation

Per Capita Classic
Highest tonnage of combined recycling per person

Waste Minimization
Least amount of solid waste (recycling and trash) per person

Gorilla Prize
Highest gross tonnage of combined recycling - regardless of campus population

Learn More:

At the RecycleMania Website!

 

   
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