RecycleMania (2/3-3/30)

RecycleMania returns to UMBC this year, for the sixth time. In 2012, UMBC met its goal of recycling 25% of its waste over the eight week competition; the support and participation of faculty, staff and students will make this year’s recycling efforts another successful year!

RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool, designed to help college and university recycling programs promote waste reduction activities in their campus communities. 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 in turn ranked in various categories based on who recycles the most on a per capita basis. The schools are also rated on which have the best recycling rate as a percentage of total waste, and which schools generate the least amount of combined trash and recycling. 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.

National recognition is provided to the winning school in each category on the RecycleMania website and in a national press release. Winning schools receive an award made out of recyclable materials, and win the right to host that category’s special traveling trophy for the coming year.

For more information about how to participate, contact Donna Anderson ( or Saderrick Johnson (

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