Ohio State improves to top-5 finish in annual RecycleMania competition

The Ohio State University once again had a strong showing in the annual RecycleMania competition. Ohio State finished in fourth place among 300 colleges and universities in North America in the total recycling category of RecycleMania in 2018, with nearly 1.3 million pounds of recycled material during the eight-week competition. This was an improvement upon its 2017 finish, where the university finished in eighth place overall, recycling 1.1 millon total pounds of material.

Ohio State also topped the Big Ten Conference in the Gameday Basketball diversion rate category, diverting 85%t of its material from the landfill. Ohio State finished sixth overall in the Gameday Basketball diversion rate category.

The 2018 RecycleMania competition took place from February 4 until March 31 and involved colleges and universities from 46 states in the United States and in Canada. As part of the competition, Ohio State provided recycling information on its campus through marketing, outreach, and programs directed toward students, faculty, and staff. 

Ohio State’s recycling efforts are part of the university’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 and designed to enhance and expand policies, operations, and practices.

Student Life at Ohio State held its own RecycleMania competition among residence halls on the Columbus campus. See the results.