RecycleMania Week 3 Scores!

The first three weeks have flown by! This year’s tournament is a close race with some of the halls having a difference of 0.01 pounds per person between their weekly scores so every piece of recycling counts!

This past week in RecycleMania RA Ryan of Bouton Hall held a program on how to make piggy banks out of plastic bottles. By using a reusable coffee cup you can save up to $0.30 per coffee so you can use your new piggy bank to hold all of the money you’ll save by reusing. Recycling Club will be hosting a coffee cup consumption demonstration on March 7th from 10am to 2pm so stay tuned for the location! We will also be giving away FREE reusable coffee mugs!



Week 3 Scores:

1st place: Lenape Hall with 3.97*
2nd place: Capen Hall with 3.92*
3rd place: Esopus Hall with 3.75*
4th place: Bliss Hall with 3.65*
5th place: Bevier Hall with 3.59*
6th place: Crispell Hall with 3.56*
7th/8th place: Deyo Hall and Scudder Hall with 3.54*
9th place: DuBois Hall with 3.51*
10th place: LeFevre Hall with 3.50*
11th place: College/Shango Hall with 3.49*
12th place: Bouton Hall with 3.13*
13th place: Gage Hall with 3.04*

* = pounds per person (including compost from Hasbrouck Dining Hall)

RecycleMania Weeks 1 and 2

RecycleMania is now into Week 3!!


The following numbers are a combination of the recycling per person in each hall and an equal amount of composting added to each hall’s score from Hasbrouck Dining Hall.


During Week 1 of RecycleMania 2,549.3 pounds of material were recycled! In Week 2 there were 2,666.4 pounds of material recycled! Each week we’re improving so keep on recycling!

Week 1

1st place: Bevier Hall with 3.88

2nd place: Lenape Hall with 3.75

3rd place: Crispell Hall with 3.55

4th place: Capen Hall with 3.52

5th place: College/Shango with 3.48

6th place: Esopus Hall with 3.41

7th place: Deyo Hall with 3.37

8th place: Scudder Hall with 3.36

9th place: Bliss Hall with 3.35

10th/11th place: DuBois and LeFevre Hall with 3.33

12th place: Gage Hall with 3.20

13th place: Bouton Hall with 3.13


Week 2

1st place: Scudder Hall with 3.73

2nd place: Capen Hall with 3.70

3rd place: Esopus Hall with 3.60

4th place: Lenape Hall with 3.58

5th place: Bliss Hall with 3.45

6th place: College/Shango Hall with 3.44

7th place: Deyo Hall with 3.39

8th place: DuBois Hall with 3.37

9th place: Crispell Hall with 3.34

10th place: Bevier Hall with 3.30

11th place: LeFevre Hall with 3.29

12th place: Gage Hall with 3.11

13th place: Bouton Hall with 3.10


If you would like to get more involved with RecycleMania and recycling awareness on campus then join Recycling Club! We meet on Mondays at 7:30pm in SU 407 and anyone is welcome to join at any time!


Hello fellow recyclers!


Today is the first day of the RecycleMania 2013 tournament!


This is the 5th year of the tournament at SUNY New Paltz and there is an exciting changes this year. The difference between last year’s competition and this year’s RecycleMania is the residence halls now have single stream recycling! This means that all recycling goes into one bin (no sorting!). The new bins are green with a yellow top. Some residence halls still have the blue bins but they are also single stream bins now. An important thing to remember with this new kind of recycling is that there is still no trash allowed in the bins!

FACT: If a recycling bin has more than 10% contamination (trash, food, etc. ) then the contents of the bin need to be thrown out.


What to put in the single stream recycling bins:

  • Cans, ¬†glass, bottles (without the caps)
  • Plastics with #s 1, 2, 4, 5, and 7
  • Paper products (including paperboard like cereal boxes, paper towel rolls, etc.)
  • Cardboard


What NOT to put in the single stream recycling bins:

  • Orange juice or milk cartons
  • Pizza boxes
  • Black plastic containers
  • Plastic bags
  • Food
  • Chip bags and candy wrappers (those go in the Terracycle bin!)


Also, any electronics, batteries, and old lightbulbs can go to the RA office in your residence hall.


RecycleMania starts today and goes to March 30th so get involved!


There are many ways to get involved with the RecycleMania tournament starting with recycling as much as you can! Even if you do not live on campus you help SUNY New Paltz everyday by recycling on campus. If you do live on campus, attend a RecycleMania themed program or you could even start your own! Another way to get involved is to join Recycling Club! We meet every Monday at 7:30pm in SU 407 and we’re having a General Interest Meeting on February 11th. Anyone could join at anytime so don’t worry if you can’t make it to the General Interest meeting. We will also be tabling outside of SU100 Monday and Tuesday from 11am to 2pm and we’ll be at the Club and Involvement Fair this Thursday from 11am to 3pm! ¬†Hope to see you there and good luck recycling!