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RecycleMania is a friendly competition among hundreds of college and university campus communities nation-wide. It provides the campus with a fun, proactive activity in waste reduction. RecycleMania is an 8-week competition that begins in early February and continues onto the end of March. Mills College will rank according to the weights of recycling, compost and landfill waste. With each community member actively reducing their amount of daily discards, purchasing items that can be recycled or composted, and directing those few discards into the recycling and compost, Mills will rise above the competition and rank well! For more information, look at www.recyclemania.org.

Mills College hosts an annual RecycleMania Residence Hall Competition to see which community participates the most in recycling and composting during a three-week period. Each day, student Eco-Reps and students in the Introduction to Environmental Science class work together to weigh the recycling and compost in each trash room. They take the final weight of recycling and compost and divide by the number of students living in that hall. The halls that have the most compost per person and/or the most recycling per person win an ice cream party! For the years 2014 and 2015, Ege Hall has won both categories! In 2015, Ethel Moore residents showed significant improvement, bringing the hall to second place in both categories. Because of this, both Ege Hall and Ethel Moore Halls won ice cream parties.

View the Mills College rankings for the National RecycleMania Competition.


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Nicole Gaetjens
Sustainability Coordinator

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Last Updated: 3/31/15