What is RecycleMania?
RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities. Over a 10-week period, schools report recycling and trash data which are then ranked according to who collects the largest amount of recyclables per capita; the largest amount of total recyclables; the least amount of trash per capita; and who has the highest recycling rate.
With each week’s reports and rankings, participating schools watch how their results fluctuate against other schools and use this to rally their campus communities to reduce and recycle more.
RecycleMania at the University of Ottawa
Last year on campus, we produced enough trash to fill the Desmarais building three times over! What’s worse is the rate at which people are throwing out recyclables and contamination rates in our recycling (Contamination refers to recycling or trash being placed in the wrong bin).
RecycleMania will encourage, and inform people on how to recycle, reduce their wastes, as well as change consumption habits. RecycleMania will be taking place between February 5th and March 31st.
Throughout the RecycleMania contest; with the help of several student volunteers, University staff, and the Student Federation, we will be organizing several activities, events, and opportunities to learn something new about waste and recycling.
If you would like to volunteer some of your time for an event, activity, or promotion (even if it is only a one hour), please contact Julie Cook; Waste Diversion and Recycling Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 613.562.5800 x 3997.
2011 RecycleMania Results
Congratulations uOttawa! Once again the University took first place among Canadian universities. Moreover, in the "Waste Minimization" category, the University ranked 14th out of 180 universities and colleges in the international RecycleMania competition.
||University of Ottawa
||University of Calgary
||University of Victoria
2011 Recycle-Mania Results available here