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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). In 2014, we came in 1st place in Georgia in the overall category of Grand Champion. For our national ranking this year, we came in at 104th place in the Per capita category, with 13.8 recyclable pounds per person, an increase from the 8.2 pounds per person in 2013. Additionally, Agnes Scott came in at an impressive 6th nationally and 1st in Georgia for Food Service Organics (compost) with 20.2 pounds of compostables per person.

Scotties just love to Recycle!