Recycle Mania 2017

Recycle Mania 2017


Get Ready to Recyle!

Recycle Mania is a friendly eight-week competition between the top college and university recycling programs in the United States. The fun begins Sunday, February 5 through Saturday, April 1. To find out more about Recycle Mania, please visit the Recycle Mania organization.

Compete against other UA Residence Halls

During the national event, UA Residence Life puts their own spin on Recycle Mania and hosts a head-to-head competition between the halls. Students can earn points across several categories and the hall with the most points wins. Here’s what you need to know:


Throw all of your glass, paper, plastic, and aluminum/tin in your 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 in a blue bin near the vending machines, as well as ink and non-alkaline batteries in the indoor recycling tubes.  

Not recyclable: hot coffee cups, styrofoam, plastic utensils, foil, and anything with food particles.

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


Attend your hall’s sustainability programs and the Eco-Rep sponsored “Earth Hour” on the UA Mall, Saturday, March 25 from 8-10pm. Earn points.


The 3 halls with the most points will win money towards a sustainable hall program.

  • 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 Hall (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)