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RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to theircampus communities. 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.What is being recycled as part of RecycleMania?
  • Mixed Paper - such as white, colored, glossy paper, index cards, computer paper  
  • Magazines
  • Phone Books            
  • Cardboard
  • Newspaper
  • Plastic containers, #1 trough #7
  • Aluminum cans
  • Glass bottles
  • Tin/steel cans
  • Food Waste - food prep waste collected from Housing and Dining Services used for compost
  • E-Waste - computers, printers, screens, keyboards, CDs, DVDs, and most portable medi

 

Kansas State University is Big 12 champions in recycling

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Congratulations! K-State won the 2018 Big 12 recycling competition in Recyclemania 2018. During the eight weeks of the competition, K-Staters recycled 486,286,000 pounds of recyclable material.

K-State has won this competition four of the last five years due to your commitment to making Kansas State University a greener place. The recyclabel material includes paper, plastics, aluminum and tin cans, food compost and cooking oil. The success couldn't be done without teamwork.

So a big thanks to the students, faculty and the custodians who pick up the material in the buildings. A job greatly appreciated by all. Below is the Big 12 standing in recycling in 2018 

Thank You,

Bill Spiegel
Project Manager

University

National Ranking 

Pounds Recycled 

Big 12 Ranking

Total Recycling 

 

 

 

Kansas State University

35

486,286.00

No. 1

The University of Texas at Austin

36

477,740.00

 

Texas Tech University

64

295,560.00

 

West Virginia University

101

148,400.00

 

Diversion 

 

 

 

Kansas State University

50

45.322

No. 1

The University of Texas at Austin

113

25.982

 

West Virginia University

153

14.545

 

Per Capita

 

 

 

Kansas State University

54

17.544

No. 1

Texas Tech University

139

7.818

 

The University of Texas at Austin

140

7.802

 

West Virginia University

188

4.304

 

By State 

 

 

 

Kansas State University

35

486,286.00

No. 1

Southwestern College

161

52,835.00