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

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