Recyclemania 2014
Takes place February 2 - March 29

Recyclemania is an 8 week nation-wide competition among colleges and universities to see who can to collect the most recyclable materials. The goal of the competition is to promote waste reduction activities to the campus community.

This year, the competition runs from February 2 through March 29.

Recyclemania

What and Where Can I Recycle?

Recycle all of your paper, cardboard, cans, and bottles. All of your recyclables go in the same container, we're single stream.

Recycling Containers may be found in:

  • Hallways,
  • Lounges, and
  • Common areas

Outside of residence halls, you may place recyclables in the large and small green dumpsters outside campus buildings and on the mall.

Electronic Waste Recycling (E-Waste)

E-waste items can be recycled in the small bins located at each residence hall service desk and may include:

  • Ink Cartridges
  • Cell phones and chargers
  • Handheld electronics

Video Contest

Enter the Recycle This! video contest for a chance to win $500 in Terrapin Express points. We are looking for educational videos that inspire people to recycle, compost, and/or reduce their waste. Videos must be no more than 30 seconds. You can choose the content of the video as long as it promotes recycling, composting, or waste minimization activities. We encourage you to be creative, have fun, and think big!

Need some ideas?

Here are few: the video could be about how to separate compost at the Stamp Student Union, how to create a “bag of bags” to recycle plastic bags, using the Ozzi container to reduce your dining waste, what is recyclable on campus, or why recycling is important to protect the environment.

Videos will be judged for their content, originality and creativity. Videos will be judged by the RecycleMania Programing Committee. To enter, post your video to YouTube and send us the link to recycle@umd.edu.

Videos are due Friday, February 28th

If you have any questions about the video contest, please email recycle@umd.edu.

Minimize your trash and maximize your recyclables. Get in the game, support RECYCLEMANIA!

Recyclemania 2013