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RecycleMania at University of Richmond

RecycleMania is a nationwide recycling competition that runs from February 4- April 1. Join us as we work to reach our goal of 80% waste diverted from the landfill.

2017 RecycleMania Results

This year's RecycleMania Competition was a big deal at University of Richmond for a number of reasons. 2017 was our first zero-waste basketball game, we hosted three waste audits, we had dozens of volunteers show up to events, and over 100 people participated in our E-Waste Collection. After months of competing, University of Richmond University of Richmond came in 10th out of 39 in the E-Waste Competition, 10th out of 30 in the GameDay Basketball Challenge, and 23rd out of the 245 schools competing in the Per Capita Classic. Great job, Spiders! Thank you for helping us reduce to win.

How You Can Help

We're excited for faculty, staff, and students to get involved in RecycleMania!

On campus, you can recycle mixed paper, plastics 1-7, clean aluminum, and cardboard. See more specific recycling guidelines here. Help us meet our goal by recycling in your office, classroom, residence hall, or apartment.

Have office supplies you no longer need? Bring them to the UROSE Office Supply Exchange each Monday in Puryear 101A from 1:30-2:30.

Want to get rid of old clothes, books, or school supplies? Drop them off in your residence hall's Donation Station or in one of the three Goodwill Bins on campus. Locate the bin or Donation Station closest to you using our campus sustainability map.

Reduce waste by adopting sustainable habits like buying secondhand items, using a reusable water bottle or thermos, reading documents digitally rather than printing them, and planning your meals carefully to avoid food waste.

You can also sign up to volunteer at or attend the events listed below. Thank you for being a green spider and helping us meet our waste diversion goals!


RecycleMania Begins
February 4

Zero Waste Basketball Game
February 21
Join us for the University's first ever zero-waste basketball game. Many concessions will be recyclable or compostable. We’re looking for volunteers to educate people about which bin their waste will go in. Sign up here if you are interested in volunteering.

Waste Audit
February 22
After the zero waste game, volunteers will sort recyclable, compostable, and landfill waste to assess how much was diverted from the landfill. Sign up here if you would like to volunteer.

E-Waste Disposal
March 15
Bring old electronics, computers, hard drives, batteries, and more to be properly disposed of at the University’s annual e-waste event.

Sustainability & Art Gallery Talk
March 16
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Modlin Center for the Arts, Harnett Museum of Art
Presented by Tiffany Holmes, artist and Dean of Undergraduate Studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; and Rob Andrejewski, Director of Sustainability.

RecycleMania Ends
April 1
After a semester of competing, scores are tallied and national results determined.

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