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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.

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4.4 Million Students Recycle and Compost 79 Million Pounds in 2016 RecycleMania Tournament
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 18, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Richland College, a two-year community college in Dallas, Texas, has been crowned the Grand Champion of the 2016 RecycleMania competition with a recycling rate of more than 82 percent. RecycleMania is the nation’s premier waste reduction and recycling competition among colleges and...
Apr 18, 2016 2:00 PM ET
Basketball? Colleges Nationwide Fight for a Different Type of Championship as 2016 RecycleMania Competition Nears
STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 28, 2016 /3BL Media/ – RecycleMania, the premier collegiate recycling competition managed by Keep America Beautiful, is back in action as college campuses build school spirit while competing to see who will claim the championship in the fight to reduce, reuse, recycle and compost the most on campus. On Sunday, Feb. 7,...
Jan 28, 2016 9:15 AM ET
4.5 Million Students Recycle and Compost 80.1 Million Pounds in 2015 RecycleMania Tournament
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 13, 2015 /3BL Media/ – For the second year in a row, a small university in Seattle, Wash., was crowned Grand Champion of RecycleMania, a waste reduction and recycling competition among colleges and universities across 49 U.S. states and Canada.  At Antioch University Seattle, just 4 percent of the “waste” generated on campus ended up in the trash, with the other 96...
Apr 13, 2015 10:00 AM ET
392 Colleges Compete in RecycleMania Tournament
STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 2, 2015 /3BL Media/ – During the next two months, classic college rivalries will break out of the basketball arena and into the recycling ring as schools compete in RecycleMania,  a competition that builds school spirit and encourages waste reduction and recycling on campuses nationwide. Schools compete in several weight-based categories that measure recycling and...
Feb 2, 2015 11:15 AM ET
461 Colleges and Universities Nationwide Recover 89.1 Million Pounds of Organic and Recyclable Materials During RecycleMania
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 14, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Rutgers University and United States Military Academy (West Point) are just two of the schools topping the rankings of the annual RecycleMania Tournament, which leverages campus spirit to increase recycling and waste reduction at colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada. All told, 461 schools participated this year representing more...
Apr 14, 2014 11:00 AM ET