For 8 weeks every Spring, Agnes Scott College participates in the national competition of RecycleMania. Colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada compete by reporting their recycling and trash numbers each week. Each college is ranked in several categories based on per-capita recycling, recycling as a percentage of total waste, and overall levels of waste generated. Each college’s results are updated weekly, to allow constant competition for who can recycle the most. There are winners in each category that receive awards and traveling trophies.
Here at Agnes Scott, we have been competing since 2008 with participation from every on-campus residence hall and building. This campus-wide competition includes large effort and coordination by the Environmental Residents (ERs). This past year, we came in 4th place in Georgia in the overall category of Grand Champion. For our national ranking this year, we came in at 211th place in the Per capita category, with 8.2 recyclable pounds per person. With 10,460 total pounds (an increase from 29,619 pounds in 2009) Agnes Scott is 5th in the state, and 337th nationwide in the “Gorilla” category, which recognizes cumulative recyclables in pounds. For a full listing of our recent and past results, click here.