RecycleMania is an annual 8-week competition for U.S. college and university recycling programs to see who can recycle the most! OSU has been competing since 2005 and currently competes for the largest amount of recyclables per capita and largest amount of total recyclables. Campus Recycling weighs and measures all recycling from on campus and reports it weekly during the competition (trash and compost weights are not trackable at this time). For more information on the national competition, please visit the official RecycleMania website.
The OSU results page will be updated weekly during the competition to show our score against the University of Oregon. View past years' results here.
RecycleMania Oregon Classic
In 2010, Oregon State University and the University of Oregon created our own RecycleMania competition. Called the RecycleMania Oregon Classic, the competition is to see which university can recycle the most, in pounds per person. A UO student created a trophy out of all reused materials, which is passed between our schools, depending on who wins each year.
OSU won for the first three years until UO beat us for the first time in 2013 and again in 2014. OSU won the trophy back in 2015 but UO reclaimed it in the 2016 competition and again in 2017. OSU won it back in 2018, and again in 2019.
To see the detailed results of this year's competition, check out the results page.
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Andrea Norris, Marketing & Development Coordinator
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