Saint Louis University

For the months of February and March, Saint Louis University is striving to collect more single-stream and e-waste recycling than any other college across the nation!

To learn how you can help SLU succeed, explore the resources on this page.

Plus, see what's happening for this year's competition:
- SLU Recyclemania on Facebook

- Adopt-A-Spot campus-wide competition

 - Battle for the Boot

- Can-Can Film Festival

- E-Waste Drive

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Who can participate?
  2. Who do I contact with questions?
  3. What can I do to help?
  4. What can I recycle?
  5. When does Recyclemania start and end?
  6. When does SLU send in measurements of its recycling?
  7. When is SLU's annual E-waste Drive?
  8. Where can I recycle?
  9. Why participate? 
  10. How is SLU doing so far?
  11. How has SLU done in the past?
  12. How can I learn more about Recyclemania?



1. Who can participate?
Anyone who attends, works at or visits Saint Louis University.
Check out these groups who are committed to helping SLU recycle and become more sustainable: BSGASGA; Facilities Services; Center for Sustainability 

2. Who do I contact with questions about Recyclemania and any of its related events?
For general Recyclemania questions and questions related to Adopt-A-Spot contact Kelley Krejnik at krejnikk@slu.edu.
For questions about the Can-Can Film Fest contact Stephanie Simowski at ssimowsk@slu.edu.

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 at any of the various Cartridges for Kids collection boxes on campus or at the major E-waste Drive on March 1.

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 Recyclemania start and end?
February 3 - March 30, 2013.
Visit the Recyclemania 2013 calendar for a full list of SLU events.

6. 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.

 

 

  7. When is SLU's annual E-waste Drive?
  Friday, March 1, 2013.  Visit the E-Waste Drive webpage for more info.

  The Billiken shows you how it's done!

 

8. Where can I recycle?
Look for BLUE! SLU uses blue receptacles to collect single-stream recycling inside buildings and along exterior walkways. SLU also has dumpsters with YELLOW lids for collecting bags of single-stream recycling. Smaller e-waste items such as hand-held devices and ink cartridges can be deposited in "Cartridges for Kids" boxes around campus (most residence halls have them at their front desks). Also, on March 1, SLU will host an e-waste collection drive at the Fred Weber Parking Lot of Chaifetz Arena.

This extra large Single-Stream receptacle will be placed in the Quad throughout Recyclemania. 

9. Why participate? 
(based on Recyclemania's "Overall Goals for RecycleMania.")
- To reduce waste generation. We hope to double our campus-wide recycling rate to 30%!
- 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!  

Did you know that an increase in recycling has decreased SLU's overall waste expenses by 18% over the past four years?

Did you know waste hauling expenses are much lower for recycling than for trash?  Recycling costs 40% less per pound!

Did you know that recycling ten plastic bottles saves enough energy to power your laptop for more than a day?  Check out more energy saving comparisons.

Did you know that SLU participates in STARS, a sustainability rating system for post-secondary institutions?  Recycling more helps us improve our rating. Learn more about STARS at SLU.

The Missouri region is increasing its focus on recycling. SLU wants to be a leader in this movement. Read more at the STL Higher Ed Sustainability Consortium's 2011 RecycleMania St. Louis Regional results bulletin. http://www.slu.edu/Documents/facilities/Sustainability/2011RMbulletin.pdf

10. How is SLU doing so far?
Visit the Recyclemania results page to see current standings

11. How has SLU done in the past?
We have improved each year that we have participated.  Check out the past stats and standings.

12. How can I learn more about Recyclemania?
Visit the official Recyclemania website.