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2013 RecycleMania

February 3 - March 31, 2013

GCC competed in the 2013 RecycleMania tournament from February 3 - March 31, 2013. RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities. Over a 10-week period, schools report recycling and trash data which are then ranked according to who collects the largest amount of recyclables per capita, the largest amount of total recyclables, the least amount of trash per capita, or have the highest recycling rate.

GCC is competing in the following categories:

  • Stephen K Gaski Per Capita Classic. Schools compete to see which can collect the largest combined amount of paper, cardboard and bottles and cans per person. The Per Capita Classic is the original RecycleMania competition. Weekly waste and recycling data is listed on the chart below.
  • Waste Minimization. Schools compete to see which produces the least amount of municipal solid waste (both recyclables and trash) per person. This competition is intended to reward those schools that generate the least amount of combined waste and recyclables, emphasizing reuse and source reduction over recycling.
During the competition, GCC recycled 40,820 lbs. or 20.41 tons of recyclables. GCC placed in the top 20% earning a 32nd place finish in the Waste Minimization competition. The goal of waste minimization is to reduce overall waste (trash plus recyclables) through waste reduction activities such as the Zero Waste Program. As you can see from the results, our placement in the other categories is higher as a direct result of our success in waste minimization.

Our cumulative GHG (Greenhouse Gas) Reductions during the competition are 59 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent, or 12 cars off the road, or the energy consumption of 5 households.

2013 RecycleMania Final Results

Grand Champion
233 out of 274

Per Capita Classic
328 out of 361

272 out of 365

Waste Minimization
32 out of 167

Corrugated Cardboard
137 out of 162

RecycleMania Weekly Results

Week # Weekly Recycling Rate (%) Weekly Recycling (lbs) Weekly Waste (lbs)
1* 28% 4,660 16,440
2* 13% 2,460 18,420
3 46% 9,440 16,720
4 14% 3,360 23,940
5 11% 2,840 24,900
6 19% 4,040 21,600
7 13% 3,580 28,460
8 31% 5,160 16,680
9 17% 3,040 18,400
10 25% 3,920 15,660

* The first two weeks are trial weeks.

2012 RecycleMania Results

2011 RecycleMania Results

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