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.
Overall Goals for RecycleMania:
- Motivate students and staff to increase recycling efforts and reduce waste generation.
- Generate attention and support for campus recycling programs.
- Encourage colleges to measure and benchmark recycling activity in their effort to improve their programs over time.
- Have a fair and friendly competition.
Check out the reports below to see how Macalester is doing:
Weekly Results - This report shows a week-by-week breakdown of your results in each category this year and last year (if data available) and your cumulative GHG reductions to date.
Custom Results Tool - This report allows you to see your current standing in a given category as compared to others in your peer group, state, athletic conference, institution type, or as compared to all other schools in the tournament.
Live Ranking Report (Competition Schools Only) - This report shows your current live ranking in all the categories that you are participating in.