Blog Post

RecycleMania, a national competition to mobilize waste reduction at colleges and universities, is accepting case study submissions for creative waste reduction or educational campaigns. The RecycleMania Campus Engagement Case Study Competition is a way for colleges and universities to showcase their efforts to reduce waste and influence institutional and personal practices.

There are three types of initiatives that schools can apply to be recognized for: Food Waste Reduction, Waste Minimization (other than food), and Education/Awareness Campaign. Submissions are judged based on the project’s impact, replicability, creativity, and the quality of details.

The winners in each category will be recognized with a national award certificate from RecycleMania, honored on the RecycleMania website, invited to participate in a webinar. The deadline to submit a RecycleMania case study description is Friday, May 12, 2017.

Colleges and universities are a leading sector in terms of innovative programs to reduce waste. To see some examples of how RecyclingWorks has assisted universities, visit our College & University business sector page.

RecyclingWorks also hosts two College & University (C&U) Forums annually for facility managers, dining service operators, and sustainability coordinators to network and share insights on campus waste reduction. The Spring 2017 C&U Forum will be held at Smith College in Northampton, MA on May 4, 2017. The Spring Forum will focus on source reduction of food waste with several colleges presenting on their experiences. To register, please RSVP by email to

RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts assists businesses and institutions with recycling and food waste reduction through food donation and composting. To speak to a recycling expert, call our hotline: (888) 254-5525 or email us at