RecycleMania 2019: February 3 - March 30

What is RecycleMania? 

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

For 2019, the UMD campaign theme was "Know Before You Throw."

UMD RecycleMania Results 2019

Learn more about sorting your waste properly on our Waste page.

Email for RecycleMania inquiries. 

Shredding and Electronic Recycling Event

The university recycled 8,260 pounds of sensitive documents for shredding during an all-campus shredding and electronics recycling event in March.

"Recycle This!" Video Contest 2019

Congrats to 2019 winner, Diwen Dong for her video, "Know Before You Throw."

"Recycle This!" Video Contest 2018

Congrats to 2018 winner, Nisha Seebachan for her video, “Why Recycling is Not a Trend; It’s Actually Important.”

"Recycle This!" Video Contest 2017

Congrats to 2017 winner, Kim Hopkins for her video, "How Should Terps Recycle?" 

Past "Recycle This!" Video Contest Competitions 

A round of applause goes to Shannon Cooper, the winner of the 2016 "Recycle This!" contest, for her video titled "Clean the Stream."  

The 2015 “Recycle This!” video contest winner was “Terps Recycle,” by Alyssa Zinar. Alyssa won $500 in Terrapin Express Points for her winning video! 

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.