- Campus Operations
- Buildings & Grounds
- Greenhouse Gas Inventory
- Recycling & Waste Reduction
- Batteries and Light Bulbs
- Electronics Recycling
- Ink and Toner Cartridges
- Single-Stream Recycling
- Benchmarking Initiatives
- Sustainability Staff
Recyclemania at SLU
Recyclemania is a national intercollegiate competition to promote waste recycling and reduction programs and encourage the campus community to get involved in these efforts.
While we prepare for the next competition, learn about Recyclemania and explore events and results from previous years. Stay up to date on events and information by liking our Facebook page here or our Twitter page here.
Timeline: February 7 - April 2, 2016
Date: Spring Semester, January - May
This is a shoe collection competition that supports the efforts of Shoeman Water Project in providing clean water to developing countries. Saint Louis University has competed in the competition for the past three years. Most recently, the St. Louis Higher Education Sustainability Consortium took on the challenge of coordinating Battle for the Boot. Find more information here.
Sustainable Selfies Contest
Date: Feb. 8th - Feb. 26
During the month of February, enter for a chance to win a Green Billiken t-shirt by doing either of the following:
a) Take a selfie while recycling and post to social media using #SustainableSelfie #GreenBilliken tagging @GreenBilliken on Facebook or Twitter.
Greening the Game
Date: Women's Game - Feb. 18th, 7 p.m. | Men's Game - Feb. 20th, 7 p.m.
Greening the Game is an event that promotes sustainability initiatives within college athletics. This event was initially started to showcase recycling at the arena but has evolved over time as a way to promote other sustainability-related topics, such as local foods and beverages. For more information or to volunteer to be a Green Ambassador, please contact the Greenbilliken by email or social media using @greenbilliken. To sign up to volunteer for the Green Game(s), complete this form. Click here for student volunteer expectations.
Date: April 1st, 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.
This annual event promotes responsible recycling of old, broken, and/or unwanted electronics through a partnership with Missouri Recycling Center (MRC). For more information about the event and what can be collected, click here.
Date: April 1st, 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.
This shredding event accepts sensitive documentation for shredding from members of the SLU and St. Louis community and provides an alternative to landfilling an easily recycled material - paper. For more information about what is accepted for shredding, click here.
Interior Recycling Audit
Date: Month of March
E-mail the Green Billiken at email@example.com to request a recycling audit for your office space or department. We will send out an auditor to screen your recycling bins to let you know how you're doing at recycling!
- Who can participate?
- Who do I contact with questions?
- What can I do to help?
- What can I recycle?
- When does SLU send in measurements of its recycling?
- When is SLU's annual E-waste Drive?
- Where can I recycle?
- Why participate?
- How is SLU doing so far?
- How has SLU done in the past?
- How can I learn more about Recyclemania?
2. Who do I contact with questions about Recyclemania and any of its related events?
Questions about Recyclemania, single-stream recycling, or any sustainability related topic can be directed to the Green Billiken by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. What can I do to help?
Recycle every chance you get! Be sure that your recyclable waste goes in the recycling bins, cans, and dumpsters around campus and your e-waste gets collected year round or at our annual E-waste Drive.
4. What can I recycle?
Single-stream receptacles collect your "typical" paper, plastic, metal, and glass recyclables. This type of recycling will be measured for the "Grand Champion" and "Per Capita" competitions.
E-waste collects electronics and appliances (anything with a cord). This type of recycling will be measured for the "E-cyclemania" competition.
5. When does SLU send in measurements of its recycling?
SLU will report the number of pounds of recycling each week to the Recyclemania coordinators and the totals will be tallied at the end. Results will be updated weekly and final rankings announced April 12.
6. When is SLU's annual E-waste Drive?
The exact date of the E-waste Drive chances annually. Visit the E-Waste Drive webpage for more info.
7. Where can I recycle?
At SLU, "blue = recycling". Look for blue bins inside buildings, blue cans along sidewalks, and blue dumpsters behind buildings for your single-stream items. Visit this page for more information about recyclable items that are not included in single-stream.
(based on Recyclemania's "Overall Goals for RecycleMania.")
- To reduce waste generation.- To generate attention and support for campus recycling programs.
- To improve our recycling programs over time.
- To participate in a fair and friendly competition.
- To save money, save the planet, and build pride in SLU's community.
9. How is SLU doing so far?
Visit the Results page to see current standings.
11. How can I learn more about Recyclemania?
Visit the official Recyclemania website.