Number of Colleges: 400
Number of Students & Staff: 5.1  million
Total Recycling & Composting: 58.6 million pounds
Greenhouse Gas Reduction: 76,180 (MTC2E)

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Note: In 2008 RecycleMania experimented with multiple divisions  as way to compare schools ina more meaningful way. For this year only, schools signed up “Full” campus or “Partial” campus depending on whether they were tracking and reporting weight data for their entire institution. This breakout was replaced the following year by the Competition and Benchmark divisions which separated schools based on their ability to report data to specific standards set by RecycleMania.


National Whole Campus Winners

  • Grand Champion: Kalamazoo College (58.93 percent) - Kalamazoo, MI
  • Per Capita Classic:  Kalamazoo College (75.22 lbs.) - Kalamazoo, MI
  • Waste Minimization: North Lake College (12.53 lbs.) - Irving, TX
  • Gorilla Prize: Stanford University (1,231,012 lbs.) – Stanford, CA
  • Paper: Stephens College (31.82 lbs.) - Columbia, MO
  • Cardboard: United States Coast Guard Academy (35.46 lbs.) - New London, CT
  • Bottles and Cans: Rhode Island School of Design (22.28 lbs.) – Providence, RI
  • Food Service Organics: Mills College (34.15 lbs.) – Oakland, CA