RecycleMania is a friendly competition among colleges and universities in the United States sponsored by Keep America Beautiful.  The national competition provides the campus community with a fun way to reduce waste, reuse items, and recycle materials. 

Take the Pin Man Challenge!
Pledge to take the Pin Man Challenge and improve your waste by 5%.  When you take the Pin Man Challenge, you volunteer to promote recycling education and zero waste advocacy.

When you take the Pin Man Challenge, you will receive exclusive email updates of activities, events and tips to help you and your friends improve recycling and waste. 
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18th Annual RecycleMania Competition Dates
Pre-season: January 21 - February 3, 2018
RecycleMania competition: February 4 - March 31, 2018
Final results announced: TBD

Every February and March, colleges and universities compete in different contests to see which institution can collect 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.

What can I recycle at North Lake College?

How do I know what is recyclable at home?
Visit Earth 911 web site an type in your home Zip Code to find out what and how to recycle in your city.

How can you help?

Three simple words: reduce, reuse, recycle! 

Be mindful in reducing waste by using less and by selecting sustainable products. Wood, metal and other products can be 'reclaimed' and used again. Many items you purchase can be cleaned and reused or repurposed. Materials such as glass, paper, aluminum and certain types of plastic can be recycled. Even the smallest effort adds up to a more sustainable college, community and planet.

A winning history

North Lake College was the national winner of the RecycleMania 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016, and 2017 Waste Minimization competitions. In 2016 and 2017, North Lake College was also awarded for the Campus Engagement Case Study Competition. 
The traveling trophy called "Pin-Man" is on display on the second floor in the North Lake College Central Campus Community Library.



Please email Brandon Morton, or call him at 972-273-3392 for more information.