Sustainability at the University of Maryland

RecycleMania 2016: February 7th - April 2nd

What is RecycleMania? 

The annual 8-week competition challenges colleges and universities across the United States and Canada to collect the most recyclable materials.

This year, the University of Maryland campaign theme is "Clean the Stream in 2016." Everyone in the UMD community is encouraged to focus on cleaning the recycling stream on campus. Being a sustainable campus not only means that we do our best to recycle everything that we can but also to ensure that we are recycling properly!

Recycle ALL paper, cardboard, bottles, cans, and all other Single Stream recyclables! Also, compost your food scraps and paper containers when in the Dining Halls and the Stamp Student Union.

Recycle EVERYWHERE ON CAMPUS and the volume will get added to our schools total.

Click here to learn more about what you can recycle on campus.

Click here for the National RecycleMania website.

Email for RecycleMania art requests.

Recycling Video Contest | Shredding and E-Waste Events |

Recycle This! Video Contest 2016

The "Recycle This!" video contest returns for RecycleMania 2016. Create a 30-second HD video about recycling, composting or waste reduction. Send the video to by Sunday, March 13. Grand prize: $500 in Terrapin Express points and your video will be shown at a 2017 men's basketball home game. All contestants must submit an entry form. Plesae also refer to the official contest rules.

Congratulations to our 2015 “Recycle This!” video contest winner “Terps Recycle,” by Alyssa Zinar. Alyssa won $500 in Terrapin Express Points for her winning video! Check out all of our entries on the Terps Recycle YouTube page.

Our 2014 “Recycle This!” video contest winner was “Earth Wins When We Use the Bins,” by Shannon Cooper, Maria Pascale, Anna Lieberman, and Hanna Finigan. Check out all of the 2014 entries on the Terps Recycle YouTube page.

Document Shredding and Electronics Recycling Events

This year, we will host document shredding and electronics recycling events at the same date, time and location:

Friday, February 26: 9am-2pm, Lot 4J

Friday, March 25 : 9am-2pm, Lot 4J

For more info about these events please email