RecycleMania

RecycleMania 2017: February 5 - April 1

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 Recycling Stream in 2017." 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 other mixed recyclables! Compost your food scraps and paper products when at the Stamp Student Union and select residence halls. 

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.

This year, UMD achieved No. 1 in the state of Maryland for recycling rate and compostables collected!  Click here for more info. 

Email recycle@umd.edu for RecycleMania inquiries. 

Shredding and Electronic Recycling Event: Wednesday, March 29  

We are happy to announce that as a part of our Shredding and Electronics Recycling event this year, our campus shredded 5.46 tons of sensitive documents and recycled nearly 7,000 pounds of electronics!

"Recycle This!" Video Contest 2017

Congrats to 2017 winner, Kim Hopkins for her video, "How Should Terps Recycle?" Kim wins the grand prize: $500 in Terrapin Express points and her video will be shown at a 2018 men's basketball home game.  

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."  Shannon won $500 in Terrapin Express for her video focusing on cleaning the stream!  All entries for the 2016 contest can be viewed on the Terps Recycle YouTube page!

The 2015 “Recycle This!” video contest winner was “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.