Why Participate

RecycleMania galvanizes the student body and is a great way for students to get involved with sustainability efforts.

University of Virginia

Reasons To Participate

Be part of a fair and friendly competition with colleges across the US and Canada.
Benchmark your school’s recycling and waste reduction efforts against other campuses.
Leverage school spirit to engage and motivate students and staff to recycle and reduce waste.
Generate attention and support for expanding recycling and waste reduction programs.
Earn credit for AASHE STARS (Campus Engagement) and the President's Climate Commitment
Take advantage of planning resources and activity ideas for an awareness campaign.
Reduce waste and lower your school’s environmental footprint.

In post-competition surveys over 70% of school coordinators have reported experiencing a noticeable increase in recycling during their RecycleMania participation.