RecycleMania 2021

RecycleMania 2021

Get Ready to Recycle!

RecycleMania is a friendly eight-week competition between the top college and university recycling programs in the United States. The fun begins Sunday, January 31st through Saturday, March 27th. To find out more about RecycleMania, please visit the Campus Race to Zero Waste (RecycleMania) organization.

Compete against other UA Dorms

During the national event, UA Housing & Residential Life puts their own spin on RecycleMania and hosts a head-to-head competition between the dorms. Students can earn points across several categories and the building with the most points wins. Here’s what you need to know:


Recycling more and recycling better!


Throw all of your clear, dry, loose glass, paper, plastic, and aluminum/tin in your dorm's recycling bins to earn points.

Recyclable: paper, plastic 1-7, aluminum and tin, and glass in the mixed recycling bins. We also recycle cardboard in outdoor cages. Plastic bags are not recyclable on campus but are collected in blue bins near your vending machine for reuse.  

Not recyclable: hot coffee cups, styrofoam, plastic utensils, foil, bubble-wrap lined envelopes, and anything with food particles.

Watch this video to learn more about what's recyclable on campus.


The top 3 dorms with the most points (points based on recycling volume and quality) will win a sustainable program and upgrade. 1st place wins $500, 2nd place wins $350, and 3rd place wins $200. 

  • 2020 Winners: Babcock (1st), Arbol de la Vida (2nd) and Kaibab-Huachuca (3rd)
  • 2019 Winners: Likins (1st), Pueblo de la Cienega (2nd), Coronado (3rd)
  • 2018 Winners: Likins (1st), Pueblo de la Cienega (2nd), Manzanita-Mohave (3rd)
  • 2017 Winners: Hopi/Graham-Greenlee (1st), Manzanita-Mohave (2nd), Historic Lane (3rd)
  • 2016 Winners: Manzanita-Mohave (1st), Historic Lane (2nd), Hopi/Graham-Greenlee (3rd)
  • 2015 Winners: Hopi/Graham-Greenlee (1st), Historic Lane (2nd), Stadium (3rd)
  • 2014 Winners: Yuma (1st), Cochise (2nd), Hopi/Graham-Greenlee (3rd)
  • 2013 Winners: Pima (1st), Parker (2nd), Pueblo de la Cienega (3rd)
  • 2012 Winners: Navajo-Pinal (1st), Yuma (2nd), Kaibab-Huachuca (3rd)
  • 2011 Winners: Yuma (1st), Hopi/Graham-Greenlee (2nd), La Paz (3rd)
  • 2010 Winners: Kaibab-Huachuca (1st), Manzanita-Mohave (2nd), Yuma (3rd)
  • 2009 Winners: Posada San Pedro (1st), Maricopa (2nd), Pueblo de la Cienega (3rd)