RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities.

Eight Weeks of RecycleMania

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.

2015 Recyclemania tournament

  • Competition Run Dates: Feb. 1 to March 28
  • 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.

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weekly kent state competitions

Everyone is a participant in RecycleMania. Your actions on campus reducing, reusing and recycling prevent waste from going into landfills and also contribute to Kent State's RecycleMania standings. Weekly competitions will be held with prize drawings.

  • Hall-to-Hall Competitions
  • Faculty and Staff Competitions
  • Student Competitions 



The eight-week event the includes a tournament between Kent State University and the University of Akron. This head to head competition is based on what school recycles the most per capita. The winner at the end of eight weeks receives the Braggin’ Wheel, a trophy made of recyclable materials, and braggin’ rights for the year.

National Recognition

Throughout the United States and Canada, over 600 colleges and universities are participating in RecycleMania 2015. 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.

Kent State will be competing in 2015 RecycleMania Challenge. See where Kent State ranks on the virtual scoreboard.

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