Recyclemania Competition

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, as well as which schools have the best recycling rate as a percentage of total waste and which schools generate the least amount of combined trash and recycling. With each week’s updated ranking, participating schools follow their performance against other colleges and use the results to rally their campus to reduce and recycle more.

At Purdue we hold a friendly competition between the residential community neighborhoods, to see who can divert the most waste from entering our landfills. Last year, Purdue won 3rd Place in the national competition amongst the Big Ten participating schools.

2016 National Competition Standings: Big Ten Final Results:

1st Place: Rutgers University - 53.171%
2nd Place: University of Iowa - 48.147%
3rd Place: Purdue University - 44.178%

Week 8 Final Standings

Recyclemania Week 8 Final Standings Among the Residential Community Neighborhoods

Recyclemania Week 8 Final Standings Among the Residential Community Neighborhoods - Cornerstone wins by a nose!

The standings in week 6 of the competition between the 5 Residential Communities are as follows:

Cornerstone Neighborhood - shown as the leader for the week, holds a 26% diversion rate. 
Cornerstone is comprised of Third Street Suites, Windsor Halls, Meredith Hall and the Honors College and Residence

Mosaic Mile Neighborhood - shown as the second highest leader for the week, holds a 25% diversion rate. 
Mosiac Mile is comprised of Hawkins Hall, Hillenbrand Hall and First Street Towers

Legacy Lane Neighborhood - shown in 3rd place for the week, holds a 22% diversion rate. 
Cornerstone is comprised of Third Street Suites, Windsor Halls, Meredith Hall, Honors College and Residence

District of Tradition Neighborhood - shown in 4th place for the week, holds a 16% diversion rate. 
District of Tradition is comprised of Cary Quadrangle, Tarkington Hall, Wiley Hall and Owen Hall

Apartments Neighborhood - shown in 5th place for the week, holds an 11% diversion rate. 
The Apartments are comprised of Hilltop Apartments and Purdue Village Apartments

Congratulations Cornerstone!