recyclemania results announced

Final placing results in the national recycling competition, RecycleMania, have been announced and Valencia is proud to share that we placed 4th in the waste minimization category! Over 600 colleges and universities participated in this year’s RecycleMania and over 84 million pounds of material was recycled or composted during the 10-week competition.

Thank you to all who made a commitment to reduce, reuse and recycle – and let’s keep up the good work!

The RecycleMania competition is a program of the RecycleMania Steering Committee in coordination with the College and University Recycling Coalition (CURC). Program management for RecycleMania is provided by Keep America Beautiful in coordination with the U.S. EPA’s WasteWise program. RecycleMania is made possible through the sponsorship support of The Coca-Cola Company, American Forest & Paper Association and Keep America Beautiful.

RecycleMania was launched in 2001 as a friendly challenge between Ohio University and Miami University to increase recycling on their campuses. The contest has expanded rapidly in nine years’ time from two schools in 2001 to 607 colleges and universities in 2010 spanning 49 states, the District of Columbia, and Canada. Over a 10-week period, campuses compete 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. For complete competition background and details, visit the RecycleMania website at

Source: Valencia Community College,


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