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RecycleMania dates


What is RecycleMania?

RecycleMania is an annual eight-week recycling competition between more than 600 colleges and universities across the United States including Skagit Valley College!


RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities. Over an 8-week period each spring, colleges across the United States and Canada report the amount of recycling and trash collected each week and are in turn ranked in various categories based on who recycles the most on a per capita basis, as well as which schools have the best recycling rate as a percentage of total waste and which schools generate the least amount of combined trash and recycling.  With each week’s updated ranking, participating schools follow their performance against other colleges and use the results to rally their campus to reduce and recycle more.
National recognition is provided to the winning school in each category on the RecycleMania website and in a national press release. Winning schools receive an award made out of recyclable materials, and win the right to host that category’s special traveling trophy for the coming year.

When is it?

February thru March 2015

What is the purpose?

The goal is to increase recycling awareness in a fun and friendly competition.

What can be recycled at SVC?

  • Paper & cardboard
  • Metals
  • Glass
  • Plastics

What needs special handing to be recycled?

  • Electronics
  • Batteries & bulbs
  • Polystrene
  • Plastic grocery bags

What can't be recycled?

  • Organic/Food Waste

Overall Goals for RecycleMania?

  1. Motivate all of us to increase recycling efforts and reduce waste generation.
  2. Generate attention and support for campus recycling programs.
  3. Educate everyone as to what can be recycled and what cannot.
  4. Encourage colleges to measure and benchmark recycling activity in their effort to improve their programs over time.
  5. Have a fair and friendly competition.

RecycleMania dates this year

February through March 2015