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RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities.

Eight Weeks of RecycleMania

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.

2017 Recyclemania tournament

  • Competition Run Dates: Feb. 5 to April 1
  • 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.

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2017 RecycleMania Posters

Flash 2017 8.5x11

Recycling Guide 11x17

Landfill Guide 11x17

Paired Recycling and Landfill Guide 11x17

Recycling Guide 8.5x11

Landfill Guide 8.5x11

Faculty and Staff Monthly Competitions 8.5x11

Student Monthly Competitions 8.5x11

Residence Hall Poster 11x17

ShredMania Poster 8.5x11

E-Cycle Drive Poster 8.5x11

E-Cycle & ShredMania Drop-Off Map 8.5x11

 

kent state competitions

Everyone is a participant in RecycleMania. Your actions on campus reducing, reusing and recycling prevent waste from going into landfills and also contribute to Kent State's RecycleMania standings. Monthly competitions will be held with prize drawings.

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REGIONAL TOURNAMENT

The eight-week event the includes a tournament between Kent State University and the University of Akron. This head to head competition is based on what school recycles the most per capita. The winner at the end of eight weeks receives the Braggin’ Wheel, a trophy made of recyclable materials, and braggin’ rights for the year.

National Recognition

Throughout the United States and Canada, over 600 colleges and universities are participating in RecycleMania. National recognition is provided to the winning school in each category on the RecycleMania website and in a national press release. Winning schools receive an award made out of recyclable materials, and win the right to host that category’s special traveling trophy for the coming year.

See where Kent State ranks on the virtual scoreboard.

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E-Cycle Drive

Kent State University holds a FREE electronics recycling drop-off event, called E-Cycle Drive open to students, faculty, staff and the Kent Community. E-Cycle Drive and ShredMania is hosted by Kent State University’s Division of Human Resources, University Facilities Management and the Office of Sustainability.  Electronics recycling from the community and Kent State campus contributes to Kent State University’s standings in RecycleMania. 

2017 E-Cycle Drive is March 15 and March 22  7:30am - 3:00pm at the Administrative Services Building loading dock at door #6, in the back of the building off of Jackson Drive by the cell tower.  The Administrative Services Building address is 1500 Horning Rd. Kent, OH. E-CycleDrive allows participants to recycle unwanted electronics using Kent State University’s electronics recycling vendor RET3. Materials permitted at E-CycleDrive include just about anything with a cord: personal computers, laptop computers, servers and storage devices, monitors CRT and LCD, docking stations, floppy drives, DVD/CD burners, VCRs, circuit boards, scanners, copiers, printers, cables, wires, extension cords, digital cameras, cellular phones, DVD players, network and telecom equipment. TVs are NOT accepted at E-Cycle Drive.

E-Cycle Drive

ShredMania

Kent State University will holds a FREE document shredding event, called ShredMania, open to students, faculty, staff and the Kent Community. E-Cycle Drive and ShredMania is hosted by Kent State University’s Division of Human Resources, University Facilities Management and the Office of Sustainability. E-Cycle Drive and ShredMania is hosted by Kent State University’s Division of Human Resources, University Facilities Management and the Office of Sustainability.  Documents shredded from the Kent State campus contributes to Kent State University’s standings in RecycleMania. 

2017 Shred-Mania is March 22 7:30am-1:00pm at the Ice Arena parking lot. The building address is 600 Loop Road Kent, OH. Shred Mania allows participants to recycle unwanted paper documents using a secured, onsite document destruction service. Materials permitted at Shred-Mania include documents, drawings, photos, blueprints, coupons, tickets, checks, magazines, spiral notebooks, hanging folders, paper bags and brochures. It is not necessary to remove paper/binding clips or staples from your documents in order to have them shredded.  There is a limit of 5 boxes per person for Kent community members. University material should be kept separate from personal material for tracking purposes. As a reminder, for Kent State University property, staff will need to follow university retention periods and complete a record destruction request form and have the form approved by the Office of General Council PRIOR to shredding. Record Destruction Form: http://tinyurl.com/RecordsDESTform

Shred-Mania