RecycleMania offers different levels of participation depending on a school’s goals and ability to track and report weight data. Review the category options below to determine where you would like to compete. Schools can compete in as many categories as they would like.
Winners of the national Classic 8 Week Tournament and the special categories will receive an award and national recognition.
Recyclables, Food Organics, and Trash weights reported.
Stephen K Gaski Per Capita Classic
Recyclables and Food Organic weights reported (no trash weights). The Most Improved school over 2 years will be recognized in this category.
Food waste and any organic materials handled alongside food waste reported. Organics generated in office and campus residential settings and special events can be included in addition to what is collected from dining facilities.
The following categories require reporting only one time at the end of the eight-week competition. National winners are awarded for each category.
Competition based on recycling and waste diversion at a single home basketball game.
Competition based on collection of scrap electronics over one-month period.
“Race to Zero Waste” Building Competition
Competition based on comprehensive effort to reduce, reuse and recycle the greatest amount of waste from a single designated building.
Campus Engagement Case Study Competition
Bragging Rights Categories
Similar to Diversion and Per Capita Classic, the following “bragging rights” categories are based the 8 week system of regularly updated results. These additional categories allow schools to identify and focus their participation in areas where they have greater interest or stronger results. Though not formally recognized at the national level, schools can set goals and communicate their performance in these categories to local audiences.