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What is RecycleMania?

RecycleMania is an annual national competition among universities in the US and Canada to measure and compare campus waste reduction efforts over an eight-week period. UNT is on a mission to divert the most recyclables from the landfill! Our campus competes in the Stephen K Gaski Per Capita RecycleMania challenge, which means we measure the weights of paper, cardboard, bottles, and cans recycled on a per person basis each week from February 2nd to March 28th, 2020. During the eight-week recycling educational campaign and competition, we encourage everyone—students, staff, and faculty—to pitch in!

UNT’s RecycleMania campaign is co-hosted by the UNT We Mean Green Fund, UNT Facilities, and the RecycleMania Student Planning Committee.

Apply to lead 2020 RecycleMania efforts!

Applications are currently closed. 


Through participation with the committee, students develop:

  • Leadership abilities 
  • Environmental awareness
  • Project management experience
  • Communication tactics 
  • Organizational awareness
  • Budgeting skills


Ways You Can Help During RecycleMania 2020

  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 @UNTWMGF on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

  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.

  6. Join our volunteer mailing list to be notified about future RecycleMania volunteer opportunities. 

RecycleMania Volunteer Mailing List

Review 2019 RecycleMania results here.

For questions about RecycleMania at UNT, please contact

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