Recyclemania Comes to Wheelock

February 04, 2013

Recyclemania websiteWheelock College is boosting its campus-wide recycling program by taking part in Recyclemania 2013. Recyclemania is a nonprofit organization founded in January 2001. The company began with two recycling coordinators who decided to create a recycling challenge between their Universities (the University of Miami and the University of Ohio).  One year later, other colleges were invited to join into the competition, and it has been growing ever since. 

This year's event takes place from Feb. 3 through April 5, 2013.

The goal of the competition is to promote recycling through College and University communities throughout the United States and Canada.  During the eight-week competition, schools compete against each other in food, solid waste, and single stream or specified recyclables categories to see who is able to recycle the most.

There are two divisions within Recyclemania: Competition and Benchmark. The Competition division is for schools that want to enter their entire campus, and can report weekly recycling numbers. The Benchmark division is for schools that do not have access to their tonnage reports, or who want to only enter a dorm or portion of their campus for competition.

Wheelock will be competing in the Competition division, and our main goal is to increase our recycling and decrease our solid waste. During the eight weeks of the competition we will record our recycling data and upload it to the Recyclemania website.  You will be able to follow our weekly results on the Wheelock Sustainability web page.

Still have questions, or have an idea?  Stop by our table in the Campus Center on Wednesday February 6, 2013 and learn more at lunch-time, or contact Courtney Patrick in facilities at cpatrick@wheelock..

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