Grand Champion

Grand Champion

The Grand Champion category combines trash and each of the core recyclable materials, plus food organics (new for 2014) to determine a school’s recycling rate as a percentage of its overall waste generation. To be ranked in this category, schools must provide their trash, paper, cardboard and cans and bottles weights. Electronics and other non-commodity recyclable or compostable materials such as construction debris or yard waste are not included in the Grand Champion. The winner will have the highest recycling rate, which means that they not only have reduced trash disposal through waste prevention, but also have a strong recycling program for the acceptable materials.

Results are calculated using the following equation:

Weight of Recyclables + Food Organics X 100 = XX%
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Weight of Recyclables, Food + Weight of Trash