RecycleMania is a friendly competition among college and university recycling programs in the United States that provides the campus community with a fun, proactive activity in waste reduction. Over a 8-week period, campuses compete in different contests to see which institution can collect the largest amount of recyclables per capita, the largest amount of total recyclables, the least amount of trash per capita, or have the highest recycling rate.

The main goal of this event is to increase student awareness of campus recycling and waste minimization. All participating schools are required to report measurements on a weekly basis in pounds. RecycleMania provides many ways to gain recognition, including RecycleMania trophies, awards, and participant certificates.

In the end, RecycleMania helps all participating colleges and universities make achievements in recycling and waste reduction!

Help Drew University win the RecycleMania Trophy!

Tips to Reduce Waste

  • Purchase bulk products & reduce packaging (get the big bag of pretzels instead of the “snack sized” bags)
  • Grab your reusable water bottle
  • Print double-sided pages
  • Proofread your report on the computer screen before printing it out
  • Report wasteful practices to sustainability@drew.edu
  • Reduce your printer margins to half an inch versus default 1″ margins. Learn how

Find us on Facebook, or search “RecycleMania at Drew!!!”

Go to the National RecycleMania website to see which other schools are competing in the competition.