Its February 5th and that means its the start of RecycleMania!!

RecycleMania is a friendly annual competition among North American Universities to see who can reduce waste, increase recycling and composting, and raise conservation awareness the most!

RecycleMania runs for an 8 week period from February 5th to April 1st 2017 and everyone on campus can help UofL to victory simply by recycling, composting, and reducing the amount of waste we generate!


UofL has amazingly easy, single-stream recycling system that lets you recycle everything in the same blue bin, everywhere on campus: all types of plastic, paper, cardboard, metal, and glass! Don’t worry how clean or empty it is, what color or number it is…just put it in the bin and it’ll all get sorted out! Details on what you can recycle at UofL here.

UofL is also collecting food waste for composting from all Campus Housing locations and our dining halls and adding those numbers to UofL’s organics recycling totals! Look for a compost collection bin in your residence hall’s common kitchen or trash room, and add your organic wastes to our totals! Please no animal/dairy products or liquids, but otherwise, if it came from a plant, we want to compost it: fruit & vegetable wastes/peels/rinds/seeds, bread, pasta, rice, tea bags, coffee grounds/filters, even paper products (tissues, towels, napkins, plates, cups, newspaper, etc.) 

New for 2017: We’ll be competing in the E-waste Recycling category, and offering a collection of electronic wastes for recycling Feb. 13th 8:30am-3pm at the SAC Multipurpose Room. We can recycle any electronic consumer items, including: all computers, monitors, televisions, printers,copiers, scanners, servers, networking equipment, fax machines, telephones and cellphones, RAM/memory, hard drives, battery backups, and peripherals such as keyboards, mice, speakers, AC adapters, and mixed computer cables/wires. Please make sure your data has been wiped from your device before recycling.

RecycleMania is part of UofL’s Ecolympics 2017Ecolympics Logo! Please join us next Monday for the “Opening Ceremony”:

Ecolympics Kick-off Party!
Monday, Feb. 13th, 11am-2pm in SAC Multipurpose Room
Campus Housing & UofL’s Sustainability Council are throwing a party to launch Ecolympics 2017 – Two fun sustainability competitions to get you engaged in saving our one green planet! Join us over lunch with a DJ, informational booths, Sustainability Quiz Bowl, prizes, e-waste recycling & more! Learn what you can do to make a difference and help your residence hall win the competition.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to any member of our Sustainability Team for questions regarding RecycleMania or any other event throughout the Ecolympics!

Let’s start recycling and bring yet another win to the University of Louisville!

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! We have but one planet to share.