RecycleMania Tournament: Week Two Results, Halfway Celebration March 1

| February 25, 2013

All recyclable items may be co-mingled in the blue single-stream bins around the Webster University campus. Recycle as much as you can, and help Webster win a RecycleMania trophy!

The second week of the Webster University RecycleMania competition ended Feb. 11  and yielded a campus-wide 9,452 pounds of recycled materials. Total organic compost was 620 pounds and waste totaled 15,210 pounds. Webster University currently ranks 63rd in the Grand Champion category, out of 208 schools nationally.

RecycleMania is a contest with more than 600 colleges and universities competing to recycle the most material on their campuses. This year, Webster added reporting for two waste stream categories: organics and electronics. The competition lasts from Feb. 1 to March 31.

Halfway Celebration

To celebrate the halfway point of the Recyclemania competition, Webster University Recycling and Webster Students for Environmental Sustainability will host a recycling awareness event Friday, March 1, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., in the University Center’s Sunnen Lounge. The celebration will include food, music, giveaways , and entertainment from St. Louis County’s Recycling Becomes Me program.

Facebook Competition

The recycling program will host a weekly contest on the Webster University Recycling Facebook page until the end of RecycleMania on March 31. Those who share the “RecycleMania Standings” post — uploaded at 3 p.m. on Wednesdays — by Friday of each week will be entered into a drawing to win great prizes. Prizes include metal water bottles, reusable tote bags, bicycle accessories, and recycling t-shirts.

Guidelines for On-Campus Recycling

All recyclable items may be co-mingled in the blue single-stream bins around the Webster University campus.

All plastics, glass, cans, etc., must be empty with less than five percent food debris. To view our full policy on Food-Contaminated items visit the “notes” section of our Facebook page.

Recyclable Items List:

Paper Products: Posterboard, magazines, newspaper, catalogs, copier paper, paper dinnerware: bowls, cups; cardboard, chipboard (cereal boxes)

Plastic Products: #1 Plastic (PETE), #2 Plastic (HDPE Clear), #2 Plastic (HDPE Colored), #3 Plastic, #4 Plastic (LDPE), #5 Plastic (Polypropylene), #7 Plastic (Other)

Metal Products: Aluminum cans, aluminum foil, tin cans, steel cans

Glass Products: Clear, brown, blue, green

For more information about the RecycleMania competition at Webster University, contact the Webster University Recycling program at For live updated standings, visit this page.


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