RecycleMania underway at NC State

NC State will compete Feb. 1 – March 28 against universities across the U.S. and Canada in the RecycleMania Tournament, an annual collegiate recycling competition.

Each week NC State’s Waste Reduction and Recycling Office will submit total weights for bottles and cans, corrugated cardboard, paper, food service organics and trash generated across campus. In addition to recycling to boost the Wolfpack’s campus totals, students can compete on social media through the 3R Actions Challenge. When students text, tweet or use the designated app to show how they are reducing their waste, they’ll earn points for NC State.

“RecycleMania is a great opportunity for students to partake in a fun and easy way to promote sustainability, plus we get the chance to beat Duke and Carolina!” said environmental studies student Alyson Lee.

As the hub of student life, the all-new Talley Student Union is a prime place for students, as well as staff and faculty, to participate in the recycling challenge.

“Bringing the RecyleMania excitement to our facilities is just another way that we can support efforts to reduce our waste,” said TJ Willis, associate director of University Student Centers. “I am encouraged by our campus community’s commitment at Talley Student Union to compost, recycle, use water refill stations, and bring reusable bags and mugs. But I know we can do more, so join us taking it to the next level.”

For complete information on how to participate in the challenge on NC State’s campus, visit