In all 10 weeks of the competition, OSU recycled and composted 483,449 lbs! This is a significant improvement over our 2010 weights. Compared to 2010, OSU:
Recycled and composted 67,831 more lbs (a 23% increase)
Landfilled 201,158 fewer lbs (a 17% decrease)
Our biggest increase over last year was in the compost category, in which we collected 2.1 times more this year! We also collected 5,109 lbs of e-waste on our two collection dates and 55 cubic yards (9 standard dumpsters or 11,108 gallons) of Styrofoam during our collection week. Go Beavs!
McNary Hall was declared the RecycleMania Res Hall Winner, which they earned by having the smallest percentage of recyclables in their dumpster. The hall won a game night for their hall, plus a trophy made out of reused materials.
Campus Recycling staff and volunteers audited the contents of a dumpster from each hall March 7th and 11th, sorting out recycling and weighing the results. McNary had the smallest percentage of recyclables in their dumpster and therefore took the title.