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Recyclemania at SLU

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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.

Who can participate?

Anyone who attends, works at or visits Saint Louis University.

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.

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.

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.

Why participate?
  • 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.")

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 of the competition. Results will be updated weekly and final rankings announced April 12.

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

How can I learn more about Recyclemania?

Visit the official Recyclemania website.