> About Recyclemania

RecycleMania is a friendly competition among college and university recycling programs in the United States and Canada. For 10 weeks, campuses compete in different contests to see which institution can collect the largest amount of recyclables per capita, the largest amount of total recyclables, the least amount of trash per capita, or have the highest recycling rate. In the end, RecycleMania helps all participating colleges and universities make achievements in recycling and waste reduction!

See more at www.recyclemania.org.


> Recycling Facts

Learn more about recycling and how it can help preserve our resources with some recycling facts.


> Media Coverage

Read the media coverage of Penn Recyclemania, and find more pictures from our events.



Frequently asked questions for the Penn community

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know what can be recycled and what is trash?

I see Penn Housekeeping employees putting trash and recycling into the same container so why should I bother recycling?

How much does Penn recycle?

Why do the same trucks pick up trash and recycling?

What is Recyclemania?

Where does the recycling go?


What is RecycleMania's Climate Impacts?

What recycling containers should my school or center use? And who pays for them?

Why is Penn participating in Recyclemania?

How do I recycle batteries?

Will Recyclemania change how I currently recycle?

Does Penn recycle computers?

What will happen during Recyclemania?

What can I do to reduce waste?

I want to start (or improve) recycling in my residence or in my office. What should I do?

Is there somewhere on campus I can get reusable bags?

If I see a building on campus without recycling containers is there anyone I can contact to encourage them to start recycling?

Can I bring my own container to Penn Dining takeout?


What you do really matters. Make a personal commitment to recycling.
Remember you can make a difference by recycling.
It takes each of us!

Questions about RecycleMania? Write to recyclemania@pobox.upenn.edu.


To view or download the FAQ as an Adobe PDF, click here.



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