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. In 2018, Purdue placed 1st in the state of Indiana in three categories: total recycling, food waste, and e-waste. Purdue beat IU in every category!




- Diversion Rates by Neighborhood

Highest Diversion Rate = Competition Leader






Recyclemania Weekly Results


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What Neighborhood am I in?


Cornerstone

Third Street Suites

Windsor Halls

Meredith

Honors College and Residence

Legacy Lane

Shreve

Earhart

Harrison

McCutcheon

Mosaic Mile

Hawkins

Hillenbrand

First Street Towers

District of Tradition

Cary Quad

Tarkington

Wiley

Owen

Apartments

Hilltop Apartments

Purdue Village