RecycleMania 2016: February 7th - April 2nd

What is RecycleMania? 

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

This year, the University of Maryland campaign theme is "Clean the Stream in 2016." Everyone in the UMD community is encouraged to focus on cleaning the recycling stream on campus. Being a sustainable campus not only means that we do our best to recycle everything that we can but also to ensure that we are recycling properly!

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.

The results are in for the nationwide competition!  UMD has improved in all categories this year, achieving No. 1 in many categories in the state of Maryland!  Click here to see the full results. 

Email for RecycleMania art requests.

Recycle This! Video Contest 2016

A round of applause goes to Shannon Cooper, the winner of the 2016 "Recycle This!" contest, for hr video titled "Clean the Stream."  Shannon won $500 in Terrapin Express for her video focusing on cleaning the stream!  All entries for the 2016 contest can be viewed on the Terps Recycle YouTube page!

Congratulations to our 2015 “Recycle This!” video contest winner “Terps Recycle,” by Alyssa Zinar. Alyssa won $500 in Terrapin Express Points for her winning video! Check out all of our entries on the Terps Recycle YouTube page.

Our 2014 “Recycle This!” video contest winner was “Earth Wins When We Use the Bins,” by Shannon Cooper, Maria Pascale, Anna Lieberman, and Hanna Finigan. Check out all of the 2014 entries on the Terps Recycle YouTube page.

For more info about RecycleMania please email