Sustainability at the University of Maryland

RecycleMania 2015: February 1st - March 28th

RecycleMania 2015 Results: Weekly Stats

RecycleMania 2014 Results:
Terps #1 in the ACC and the state of Maryland!

Click here to see a summary of UMD's 2014 RecycleMania performance.

Let's make UMD #1 in the B1G Ten this year! 


What is RecycleMania? 

The annual 8-week competition challenges colleges and universities across the United States and Canada to collect the most recyclable materials.

Recycle ALL paper, cardboard, bottles, cans, and all other Single Stream recyclables! Also, compost your food scraps and paper containers when in the Dining Halls and the Stamp Student Union.

Recycle EVERYWHERE ON CAMPUS and the volume will get added to our schools total.

Click here to learn more about what you can recycle on campus.

Click here for the National RecycleMania website.

Email for RecycleMania art requests.

Recycle This! Video Contest 2015

Help spread the word about recycling on campus!

Enter the Recycle This! video contest for a chance to win $500 in Terrapin Express points.

We are looking for educational videos that inspire people to recycle, compost, and/or reduce their waste. Videos must be filmed in HD and should be no more than 30 seconds.

You can choose the content of the video as long as it promotes recycling, composting, or waste minimization activities. We encourage you to be creative, have fun, and think big!

Need some ideas? Here are few: the video could be about how to separate compost at the Stamp Student Union, using the Ozzi container to reduce your dining waste, what is recyclable on campus, or why recycling is important to protect the environment.

Videos will be judged for their content, originality and creativity. Videos will be judged by the RecycleMania Programing Committee. To enter, post your video to YouTube and send us the link to Please make sure to keep your original video file as we may need to get a copy from you.

Click here for official rules and regulations.

Click here for the entry form.

Questions? Send an email to

Congratulations to our 2014 “Recycle This!” video contest winner “Earth Wins When We Use the Bins,” by Shannon Cooper, Maria Pascale, Anna Lieberman, and Hanna Finigan. They win $500 in Terrapin Express Points for their winning video! Check out all of our entries on the Terps Recycle YouTube page.

RecycleMania Wrap Up

The 2015 RecycleMania Competition Wrap Up Event will take place Tuesday, March 24th from 6:30-9pm in the Prince George’s Room at The Stamp. The RecycleMania Wrap Up will feature the “Recycle This” video contest screening and cast party. Submissions for the contest will be shown, a winner will be announced, and prizes awarded. We’ll also be showing the powerful documentary: “Bag It.” A light dinner will be provided by UMD Dining Services. Make sure to BYOWaterBottle! Click here for more info.

Sensitive Document Shredding Events

Friday, February 27th, 9am-2pm, Lot 4J

Friday, March 27th, 9am-2pm, Lot 4J

Click here for more info.

Click here for pictures from our shredding and e-waste events last year.