RecycleMania 2017: February 5 - April 1

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 Recycling Stream in 2017." 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 other mixed recyclables! Compost your food scraps and paper products when at the Stamp Student Union and select residence halls. 

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.

Last year, UMD improved in all categories, achieving No. 1 in many categories in the state of Maryland!  Click here to see the full results. 

Email for RecycleMania art requests.

Shredding and Electronic Recycling Event: Wednesday, March 29 (rescheduled) 

The free campus shredding and electronic recycling event has been rescheduled on Wednesday, March 29 from 9am-2pm in Lot 3a. Click here for more info.

This year, you can also donate your old phone or phone charger at the event to Secure the Call, a nationwide non-profit who aims to collect and redistribute 10,000 phones to those in need. 

"Recycle This!" Video Contest 2017

The "Recycle This!" video contest returns for RecycleMania 2017.  Create a 30-second HD video about why recycling, composting or waste reduction is important to you. Send the video to by Sunday, April 2.  Grand prize: $500 in Terrapin Express points and your video will be shown at a 2018 men's basketball home game.  All contestants must submit an entry form.  Please also refer to the official contest rules.

Past "Recycle This!" Video Contest Competitions 

A round of applause goes to Shannon Cooper, the winner of the 2016 "Recycle This!" contest, for her 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!

The 2015 “Recycle This!” video contest winner was “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.