Ohio State ranks in top-10 in national RecycleMania competition

The Ohio State University once again proved it is one of the nation’s top schools for recycling. Ohio State finished in eighth place among 320 colleges and universities in the total recycling category of RecycleMania in 2017, with more than 1.1-million pounds of materials diverted from the landfill. The school also finished eighth in both the diversion rate and recycling per capita categories in the RecycleMania basketball competition, which measured results from a single basketball game at the Jerome Schottenstein Center.

RecycleMania is an annual eight-week national competition involving colleges and universities competing in several categories to increase recycling and raise awareness. During this eight-week competition, Ohio State provided recycling information and awareness on campus through marketing and outreach, as well as programs directed toward students, staff and faculty. 

During the national RecycleMania competition, Ohio State’s Office of Student Life ran a three-week recycling competition of its own involving residence halls. The overall winner was the German House, which diverted 27.5 pounds of materials per resident.

These recycling efforts are part of Ohio State’s continued work to advance sustainability across campus and throughout the community. This is led by its strategic sustainability goals developed by faculty, staff and students that were designed to enhance and expand policies, operations and practices