RecycleMania logoRecycleMania is a national and civil war recycling competition between universities that runs for eight weeks every winter term.

The 2017 competition spans eight weeks, February 5 - April 1, 2017.

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2016 Civil War

The results of the 2016 RecycleMania Civil War are in! The winner of this year’s competition is… the University of Oregon! The competition was close, as we continuously narrowed the gap from weeks 5 through 8, but UO has reclaimed the trophy after we won it back from them last year. This is UO's 3rd win. OSU won in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2015; UO won in 2013, 2014, and 2016.

The final RecycleMania Civil War score was 10.9 to 11.3, with UO taking back the trophy.

In total, Beavers recycled 235,893 lbs and composted 60,075 during the 8-week competition. As with previous years, total composting and per capital pounds of composting increased (from 55,006 lbs and 2.038 per person in 2015, to 60,075 lbs and 2.209 per person this year). However, per capita recycling diverted and recycling rate were slightly down. The amount of trash remained roughly the same.

OSU narrowed the gap over the final 4 weeks of the competition.

View RecycleMania results from previous years.

2016 RecycleMania Hall Challenge

Inter-Hall Challenge logoThe annual RecycleMania Hall Challenge started in 2011 and happens in the first three weeks of RecycleMania. It's an opportunity for halls to earn Inter-Hall Challenge points and encourages residents to up their recycling game at the start of RecycleMania, helping OSU compete!

The 2016 competition ran February 8-26. All halls won points in the Inter-Hall Challenge, with the greatest number being awarded to the halls in 1st through 5th place. Rankings are based on total pounds of commingled recycling per person in each hall, which was collected once per week over the three weeks. Commingled recycling includes halls' big orange carts (cardboard, glass and trash were not factored into the results).

Final results graph

Above are the 2016 rankings and below are the Inter-Hall Challenge point allocations. Congrats to all the halls for competing and for collectively contributing recycling weight to the RecycleMania Civil War!

  • 1st place: Weatherford - 500 points
  • 2nd place: Wilson - 450 points
  • 3rd place: Bloss - 400 points
  • 4th place: Halsell - 350 points
  • 5th place: Finley - 300 points
  • Places 6th - 14th: All remaining halls - 250 points each

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