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