RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities on their campus. Over an 8-week period each spring, colleges across the United States and Canada report the amount of recycling and trash collected each week and are ranked in various categories. With each week’s updated ranking, participating schools track their performance against other colleges and use the results to rally their campus to reduce and recycle more.
Why participate in RecycleMania?
- · Knowledge is power. Use the competition to benchmark your school’s recycling efforts and track improvements over time. Coordinators can this information to communicate your recycling progress to students!
- · School Spirit! Whether you're striving to reach a recycling goal, competing against a rival school, or aiming for the national title RecycleMania brings out competitiveness in all of us.
- · Get your administration's attention. Participation can benefit your school's recycling programs by bringing attention to, and making the case for additional resources to expand your campus waste reduction efforts.
How you can participate:
Competing schools can participate in different categories based on their interests and level of involvement desired. Colleges can plan outreach events and compete based on per capita recycling or diversion (recycling rate) for the full 8-week tournament (see details here). If the reporting requirements for the traditional 8-week categories look daunting, there are ways to compete without having to track recycling for your entire campus! Competitors can focus on a single Game Day Basketball event, or do one of the special competitions like Race to Zero Waste or E-Cyclemania, which are great ways to get involved for the first time.
The competition starts on February 5, so register now to get your campus involved!
New schools, or schools returning from extended breaks, that register before Jan 27 will be entered into a drawing for $500!