2009

Number of Colleges: 510
Number of Students & Staff: 5.8 million
Total Recycling & Composting: 69.4 million pounds
Greenhouse Gas Reductions: 88,739 (MTCO2E)

Download Competition Division Results

Note: 2009 was the first year participating colleges where divided into the Competition and Benchmark divisions.

National Winners

  • Grand Champion: California State University-San Marcos (78.09 percent) - San Marcos, CA
  • Per Capita Classic:  McNeese State University (76.19 lbs.) - Lake Charles, LA
  • Waste Minimization: North Lake College (8.7 lbs.) - Irving, TX
  • Gorilla Prize: Rutgers University (2,131,378 lbs.) – Piscataway, NJ
  • Paper: Stephens College (40.87 lbs.) - Columbia, MO
  • Cardboard: McNeese State University (41.87 lbs.) - Lake Charles, LA
  • Bottles and Cans: Kalamazoo College (19.03 lbs.) – Kalamazoo, MI
  • Food Service Organics: Bard College (26.64 lbs.) – Annandale-on-Hudson, NY