Waste & Recycling

Recycling and minimizing waste  



RecycleMania is an eight week competition for colleges and universities. Colleges and universities report the amount of recycling and trash collected each week and are in turn ranked in various categories. National recognition is provided to the winning school in each category on the RecycleMania website and in a national press release.

Competition Categories

  • Gorilla - the highest gross tonnage of combined paper, cardboard and bottle and cans regardless of campus population
  • Grand Champion - combines trash and each of the core recyclable materials to determine a school’s recycling rate as a percentage of its overall waste generation
  • Per Capita Classic – largest combined amount of paper, cardboard and bottles and cans on a per person basis
  • Targeted Material – the largest amount of the targeted material on a per capita basis
      • Bottle & Cans
      • Corrugated Cardboard
      • Food Service Organics
      • Paper
  • Waste Minimization - the least amount of both recyclables and trash on a per person basis

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