May 31, 2023

UMW Places in Top 20 in RecycleMania Competition

The University of Mary Washington has finished first in Virginia and 18th overall in the annual RecycleMania competition. RecycleMania is an eight-week recycling competition among colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada designed to promote waste reduction practices in campus communities. This year, UMW was one of 338 schools in the Per Capita Classic Competition, using the percentage of recycled materials per person.

To earn 18th place, UMW recycled 37.96 pounds of materials per person in eight weeks, the equivalent of more than 200,000 pounds of materials kept out of landfills.

To learn more about sustainability initiatives, read the full story from Monday, April 16.

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.


  1. Lori Izykowski says

    Congratulations to Joni Wilson and all involved with RecycleMania!