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RecycleMania at University of Richmond

RecycleMania is a two month, nationwide recycling competition. Join us as we compete and work to reach our goal of 75% waste diverted from the landfill.

RecycleMania Basketball Game

The annual RecycleMania Basketball Game is almost here! Last year was pretty monumental and this year we know we can do even better. At the 2017 RecycleMania Game, we diverted 87% of waste from the landfill by recycling and composting with help from our consultant Reduction In Motion. Want to get all the details on how we did it? Read the full story from Reduction In Motion.

This year's game is coming up on February 24. In order to make this a near zero waste game, we're looking for 50 volunteers to educate game attendees on how to properly recycle and compost waste from the game. Sign up to volunteer here. All volunteers will receive a t-shirt.

RecycleMania 2018 Schedule 

This year, RecycleMania kicks off February 4 and runs until March 31. Help University of Richmond win by recycling, attending events, voluneteering, and reducing waste. 

RecycleMania Begins
February 4

RVA Environmental Film Festival: Here's to Flint
February 8
6:00-8:00
Ukrop Auditorium
Free and open to the public. 

Recycled Crafts + No-Sew T-Shirt Bags
February 15
6:00-7:00
Tyler Haynes Commons 346

RecycleMania Basketball Game
February 24
5:00-9:00
Robins Center
Attend to cheer on the Spiders or volunteer to educate attendees

Spring Break Clothing Swap + Donation
March 7
10:30-2:00

E-Waste Collection
March 21

RecycleMania Ends
March 31

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 Wednesday in Puryear 101A from 12:30-1:30.

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 events. Thank you for being a green spider and helping us meet our waste diversion goals! 

2017 RecycleMania Results

Last 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.

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