RecycleMania is a national competition and benchmarking tool,
held each spring, for college and university recycling programs to
promote waste reduction activities across campus.
Official RecycleMania weekly results are posted each Friday
afternoon during the competition to the Scoreboard section of the
RecycleMania website. Stay tuned for the 2015 competition
which runs February 1st- March 28th!
Throughout the competition, weekly activities supporting
recycling and waste reduction will take place.
Recycling is a very important part of our daily lives and for
nearly thirty years recycling has been focus at UB. However, more
is required in order to be sustainable. UB is working toward
achieving Zero Waste on campus. Zero Waste challenges us to greatly
reduce material waste on campus by promoting a different approach
to waste: “Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Repair,
Every Tuesday during the 8 week competition, between the hours
of 12 and 2 pm. RecycleMania volunteers will be looking for people
that recycle. Individuals will be asked if they recycle, and
if a positive response is given we'll take your picture and post it
on the UB Green Facebook page.
RecycleMania volunteers will scour our campuses every Wednesday
during the 8-week competition, between the hours of 12 and 2 pm. to
spot someone recycling. The lucky recycler will be
“Caught Green Handed” and awarded a small prize (movie
tickets, etc.) for recycling.
Student Groups may volunteer during select home basketball games
to help promote recycling. Volunteers will be given a “UB
Recycling Ranger” t-shirt, to ensure they are easily
identifiable. Recycling Ranger's help ensure event attendees
separate trash and recycling into appropriate bins. This
opportunity is only available to recognized campus groups and
requires a minimum of 15 volunteers.
Do you use a reusable water bottle or mug? Our volunteers
will be awarding prizes to people who are reducing their
environmental footprint and practicing reuse. We'll take your
mug shot to post on UB Green's Facebook page.
12 Easy Steps to Do Your Part :
- Recycle! Recycle! Recycle!
- Think before you throw something out: "Can this item be
- Place a work order to request recycling
- Add a RecycleMania tagline to your emails
- Like our RecycleMania posts on Facebook!
to hang posters around campus
- Create a video promoting recycling and/or RecycleMania
- Post recycling instructions near bins
- Volunteer to be a Recycling Ranger at basketball games
- Tell a Friend!
- Rethink, reduce, reuse, recycle, and have fun!
Print our RecycleMania 2015 poster.
Publicize RecycleMania electronically on monitors.