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RecycleMania 2020: Campus Race to Zero Waste

Recycle Mania Scoreboard – Current Results

(February 11, 2020) – For the past 13 years, UTSA has participated in RecycleMania, a competition between colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada to advance campus recycling and waste reduction efforts.  The 2020 competition runs from January 19 to March 28, 2020.  UTSA will be competing in the Diversion category, with the goal of diverting waste from the landfill through reduction and recycling strategies.  We encourage all Roadrunners to participate in RecycleMania and continue the momentum throughout the year.  Let’s win the competition this year Roadrunners!

Reasons To Participate

  • Be part of a fair and friendly competition with colleges across the US and Canada.
  • Benchmark your school’s recycling and waste reduction efforts against other campuses.
  • Leverage school spirit to engage and motivate students and staff to recycle and reduce waste.
  • Generate attention and support for expanding recycling and waste reduction programs.
  • Earn credit for AASHE STARS (Campus Engagement) and the President’s Climate Commitment
  • Take advantage of planning resources and activity ideas for an awareness campaign.
  • Reduce waste and lower your school’s environmental footprint.

The Diversion category is for campuses that have the ability to track and report on recyclables (cans/bottles, paper and cardboard), food organics and trash on a weekly basis.

The goal of this category is to divert waste from the landfill through reduction and recycling strategies. The Diversion category awards the school with the highest waste diversion percentage. Diversion is determined by the percentage of the total weight of recyclables and food organics diverted from total waste generated. To be ranked in this category, schools must provide their trash, paper, cardboard and cans and bottles weights. Electronics and other non-commodity recyclable or compostable materials such as construction debris or yard waste are not included in the Diversion. The winner will have the highest recycling rate, which means that they not only have reduced trash disposal through waste prevention, but also have a strong recycling program for the acceptable materials.

Results are calculated using the following equation:

Weight of Recyclables + Food Organics x 100
—————————————————————– = XX%
Weight of Recyclables, Food + Weight of Trash

For more information about RecycleMania, please visit