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.

Past "Recycle This!" Video Contest Competitions 

2019 winner: Diwen Dong, "Know Before You Throw."

2018 winner: Nisha Seebachan , “Why Recycling is Not a Trend; It’s Actually Important.”

2017 winner: Kim Hopkins, "How Should Terps Recycle?" 

2016 winner: Shannon Cooper,"Clean the Stream."  

2015 winner: Alyssa Zinar. “Terps Recycle.”

2014 winner: Shannon Cooper, Maria Pascale, Anna Lieberman, and Hanna Finigan, “Earth Wins When We Use the Bins.”