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 is "Know Before You Throw."

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

Email for RecycleMania inquiries. 

Shredding and Electronic Recycling Event

A campus shredding and electronic recycling event will take place on Friday, March 29, 9:00am-2:00pm at Lot 1f. 

"Recycle This!" Video Contest 2019

Create a 30-second HD video about our theme, "Know Before You Throw" or why recycling, composting or waste reduction is important to you. To enter, post your video to YouTube and send the completed entry form with video link to All videos are due by Monday, April 1. Grand prize: $300 in Terrapin Express points. Second: $200 points. Third: $100 points.

Contest Rules Entry Form

"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.