Rocket Recycling

rmRecycleMania 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.

Overall Goals for RecycleMania

  1. Motivate students and staff to increase recycling efforts and reduce waste generation.
  2. Generate attention and support for campus recycling programs.
  3. Encourage colleges to measure and benchmark recycling activity in their effort to improve their programs over time.
  4. Have a fair and friendly competition.

 UT RecycleMania Final Results

Gorilla Division (overall recycling):
202,568 lb
MAC Ranking: 4 | Competition Ranking: 96

Per Capita Classic (recycling per person):
8.388 lb/person

MAC Ranking: 4 | Competition Ranking: 174

Paper:
5.082 lb/ person
MAC Ranking: 1 | Competition Ranking: 39

Corrugated Cardboard:
3.118 lb/ person
MAC Ranking: 1 | Competition Ranking: 57

Bottles & Cans:
0.188 lb/ person
MAC Ranking: 1 | Competition Ranking: 89

Electronics: 
Competition Ranking: 9

Last Updated: 4/29/15