RecycleMania continues with competitions, coupons, crafts and composting

February 11th, 2013 | Andrea Norris

RecycleMania is a 10-week national recycling competition between universities, which started January 20th and runs through March 30th.

OSU is competing to recycle the most both nationally and in the Civil War with the University of Oregon. As of this blog post, we are leading Oregon 3.05 to 2.74 lbs. per person!

OSU is currently leading UO, 3.05 to 2.74 pounders of recycling per person


Events and other opportunities are offered every week; here’s the line-up for the next couple weeks:

  • Res. Hall Eco-Challenge Month: February 1 – March 1, all res. halls. Residents compete to conserve the most by recycling and saving energy!
  • OSUsed Store Food Drive Discount Sales: Wednesdays, February 13, 20 and 27, 12-3 pm, OSUsed Store, 644 SW 13th St. Bring 1-2 food donation items for 10% off or 3+ items for 25% your purchase!
  • Recycled Craft ‘n’ Care: Tuesday, February 12, 5:00 – 8:00 pm, Java II (Valley Library). Create recycled decorations to donate to charity, and recycled cards for your loved ones! Join on Facebook.
  • Worm Bin Workshop: Monday, February 25, 3:30 – 6:30 pm, Student Sustainability Center, 738 SW 15th St. Learn how to compost your food scraps with worms and leave with a ready-to-go bin! Register here by Sunday, February 24th.
  • Save the date and save your materials: Film Plastic & E-Waste Collection: Wednesday, March 6 at 9:00 am-7:30 pm and Thursday-Wednesday, March 7-8 and 11-13 at 9:00 am-4:00 pm. Recycling/Surplus warehouse, 644 SW 13th St.

Check out the full RecycleMania calendar here. You can also participate by throwing away less and recycling more.

Happy RecycleMania!

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