RecycleMania is a friendly competition for colleges to promote and benchmark their waste reduction and recycling programs. For eight weeks in the spring, colleges in the United States and Canada report recycling and waste totals for each week for various categories. Recyclemania is a nonprofit organization run by a committee of recycling and waste coordinators for colleges and universities across the country, including UT’s Jay Price.
At the University of Tennessee, we are always striving to improve our recycling throughout the year, but Recyclemania presents a unique opportunity to raise awareness for recycling. Some of the special activites during Recyclemania include:
- Paper Purge Party
- Residence hall recycling competitions
- Zero-waste lunches
- Landfill and Recycling Center tours
- Student lead waste stream audits
Be sure to follow UT Recycling on Facebook for updates on our recycling progress and Recyclemania events.