Each year, Saint Louis University participates in Recyclemania, a national intercollegiate competition to promote waste recycling and reduction programs and encourage the campus community to get involved in these efforts.
Anyone who attends, works at or visits Saint Louis University.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
(Based on Recyclemania's "Overall Goals for RecycleMania.")
SLU will report the number of pounds of recycling each week to the Recyclemania coordinators and the totals will be tallied at the end of the competition. Results will be updated weekly and final rankings announced April 12.
The date of the E-waste drive varies. Learn more about it, and year-round electronics recycling at SLU.
Questions about Recyclemania, single-stream recycling, or any sustainability-related topic can be directed to the Green Billiken by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.