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“RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities. Over an 8-week period each spring, colleges across the United States and Canada report the amount of recycling and trash collected each week and are in turn ranked in various categories based on who recycles the most on a per capita basis.” –

MU Sustainability is excited to announce that Mizzou will be participating in this year’s competition and we’re hoping to be the best recyclers in the SEC as we go up against the University of Kentucky and University of Tennessee! This year’s competition will begin Feb. 1 and end March 30.

To start the competition off, we will hold our Recyclemania Kick-Off tabling event on Monday, February 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the MU Student Center room 2206 ABC. There will be prizes, games, recycling info and so much more!

Ways to Get Involved

If you are a department, organization, club or college who is interested in reserving a table for this event, please click here and fill out our signup sheet. This would be a great opportunity to create a fun recycling themed game, attraction or hand-out while also promoting what your group is doing this spring semester. The signup sheet will be available until Feb. 2 for the kick-off tabling event.

As you will see on our signup sheet, we are also in the planning stages of a few more Recyclemania events so stay tuned for more information on upcoming events and ways to get involved. In the meantime, be sure to visit our recycling pages so you are up-to-date on how to properly recycle/dispose of your waste before, during and after Recyclemania.