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RecycleMania at University of Richmond

RecycleMania is a two month, nationwide recycling competition. In the 2018 competition, University of Richmond ranked 38 out of 228 schools in the Per Capita Classic, 5th overall for Electronics Recycling, and 18th in the GameDay Basketball Challenge, second in our conference. Thank you to everyone who helped us reduce to win!

RecycleMania Basketball Game

We had some big wins at this year's RecycleMania Basketball Game. Thanks to the efforts of Athletics, Custodial Services, Concessions, and more than 30 volunteers, we were able to divert 60% of waste from the landfill.

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.

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 114 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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