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Campus Race To Zero Waste at SLU

Each year, Saint Louis University participates in Campus Race To Zero Waste (formerly known as 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 SLU.

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.

View Accepted Electronics

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.

View Information About Recycling Items 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 Campus Race To Zero Waste's "Overall Goals for RecycleMania.")

When does SLU send in measurements of its recycling?

SLU will report the pounds of recycling each week to Campus Race to Zero Waste coordinators and the totals will be tallied at the end of the competition. Results will be updated weekly and final rankings announced in April.

Who do I contact with questions about Campus Race to Zero Waste and related events?

Questions about Campus Race To Zero Waste, single-stream recycling, or any sustainability-related topic can be directed to the Green Billiken by emailing