Orange and Yellow 2019 RecycleMania logo with a green circle in the background and small stars

RecycleMania 2019

Event Date: 
Sunday, February 3, 2019
Event End Date: 
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Event Location: 
UNT - Denton Campus
Event Sponsor: 
We Mean Green Fund
Event Sponsor (other): 
UNT Facilities, North Texas Eco-Reps

From February 3rd to March 30th, the UNT We Mean Green Fund, Facilities, and the North Texas Eco-Reps will be leading UNT in RecycleMania, a competition among universities in the US and Canada to measure and compare campus waste reduction over an eight-week period. We're on a mission to divert the most recyclables from the landfill!

During the contest, we encourage EVERYONE—students, staff, and faculty—to pitch in! Plus, you’ll have the chance to receive some awesome eco-friendly goodies if you engage with @UNTEcoReps on social media each week!

UNT is competing in the Per Capita Classic RecycleMania challenge which means we are measuring the weights of paper, cardboard, bottles, and cans recycled on a per person basis each week from February 3rd to March 30th, 2019.

Ways You Can Help

  1. Please choose the recycling bin when disposing of paper, cardboard, bottles, and cans on campus. Items with any food or drink residue should not be recycled as they will contaminate other recyclables in the same bin.
  2. Set a reminder to empty your personal recycling bin into the communal recycling receptacles prior to the end of each week so your recycled items can be included in UNT's weekly stats.
  3. Follow @UNTEcoReps on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to participate in weekly social media competitions for a chance to receive some awesome eco-friendly goodies!
  4. Tell a UNT friend about the competition to spread the word.
  5. Check in here to see how UNT ranks against other universities in the RecycleMania competition.

The coordinators of the recycling competition at UNT are Facilities, the We Mean Green Fund, and the North Texas Eco-Reps, a student organization.

 

The recyclemania logo is featured next to a sea of plastic bottles. "Week 1 stats are in! UNT Recycled: 320 lbs bottles and cans; 4,550 lbs cardboard; 11,600 lbs paper"    The recyclemania logo is featured next to stacks of newspapers. "Week 2 stats are in! UNT Recycled: 600lbs bottles and cans; 3,400 lbs cardboard; 9,600 lbs paper"   

The recyclemania logo is featured next toa stack of cardboard. "Week 3 stats are in! UNT recycled: 640 lbs bottles and cans; 7,500 lbs cardboard; 8,100 lbs paper"    The recyclemania logo is featured next to a crumpled paper background. "Week 4 stats are in! UNT Recycled: 640 lbs bottles and cans; 5,450 lbs cardboard; 12,200 lbs paper"

The recyclemania logo is featured next to glass bottles. "Week 5 stats are in! UNT Recycled: 640 lbs bottles and cans; 4,350 lbs cardboard; 12,564 lbs paper"    The recyclemania logo is featured next to crumpled cardboard boxes. "Week 6 stats are in! UNT Recycled: 320 lbs bottles and cans; 3,200 lbs cardboard; 1,300 lbs paper"

  

We challenge you to become a “RecycleManiac” during this competition to prove We Mean Green at UNT!  

For questions about RecycleMania at UNT, please contact WeMeanGreenFund@unt.edu.