Webster University Participates in Recyclemania Competition

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For the second year in a row, Webster University will proudly participate in the nationwide RecycleMania Tournament at competition level. RecycleMania is a contest with more than 600 colleges and universities competing to recycle the most material on their campuses. Webster will be adding reporting for two waste stream categories, organics and electronics, this year. The competition lasts from Feb. 1 to March 31. This is a great opportunity to help Webster University meet the challenge and also increase personal involvement in recycling.


Upcoming Events

March 25-29, Dorm and Apartment Recycling Competition - The floors of each Residence Hall (East, West, and Maria) will compete against each other to recycle the most. Webster University Apartment buildings will also compete against each other in two groups. The winning floors and the group of buildings will be determined on a per capita basis, and the winners will receive a pizza party. The contest will support the larger Recyclemania competition at Webster, but also to engage residents, increase recycling awareness, and provide new insights into recycling data collection at Webster. The contest is co-sponsored by RHA, Webster Sustainability, and Webster University Recycling.

Download Dorm Recycling Competition Guidelines
→ Download WVA Recycling Competition Guidelines

April 15 noon-2pm, Webster University Quad
Announcement Party - 
Join Webster University Recycling in celebrating the end of the Recyclemania Competition. Webster's official national rankings and cumulative Greenhouse Gas Reduction will be announced. Event co-sponsored by Sodexo.

Freecycle Friday on March 8th in Sunnen Lounge from 11am-3pm. Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose! Bring any gently used, unwanted items (anything from clothing, books, and home ware to electronics and appliances) and swap them for something you might need, or just come to browse the selection! All items left at the end of the day will be taken to a local Goodwill. Early collection points for items to be announced.

Previous Events

Almost There! Halfway Point Celebration on March 1st in Sunnen Lounge from 11am - 2pm to celebrate the halfway point of the Recyclemania competition and see Webster's national standing. Free food, music, giveaways, and entertainment from Saint Louis County's RECYCLING BECOMES ME program. Event co-hosted with WSES.

Free Screening of Lucy Walker's WASTE LAND - February 9th Winifred Moore Auditorium - 2pm “Waste Land follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores”-self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. The film offers stirring evidence of the transformative power of art and the alchemy of the human spirit” Co-hosted with SLOW FOOD.

Weekly Drawing for Prizes

The Webster University Recycling program will also be hosting a weekly contest on the Webster University Recycling Facebook page. Those who share the "Recyclemania Standings" post (uploaded at 3pm on Wednesdays starting February 13) by the end of that week on Friday will be entered into a drawing to win great prizes.