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UTSA Rocks RecycleMania

Recycling Runners Rank Third in Texas in International Competition

UTSA placed 3rd among 15 Texas universities participating in RecycleMania, an eight-week intercollegiate competition. The competition started on February 4 and ended March 31, 2018. UTSA placed 51st out of the 228 colleges competing across the United States and Canada to recycle more as a percentage of overall waste.

UTSA collected 373,000 pounds of recyclables. We placed 16th on paper recycling, 25th on cardboard, and 7th on bottles and cans. As a grand total, the college finished with 13.262 lbs. per capita of recyclable material, 64% of our overall waste.

RecyclemaniaThe Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management team (EHSRM) in UTSA's Office of Public Safety has been the backbone of this competition, and their efforts help our campus maintain a strong focus on recycling all year long. With the support of student organizations, UTSA has participated in this competition for 11 years and plans to continue this tradition. “We aim to get into the top 10% of participating schools,” said Richard Garza, Environmental and Construction Safety Manager in EHSRM. “We’ve got our sights set on surpassing UTMB and UT Austin soon.”

Business Affairs thanks the EHSRM team along with UTSA faculty, staff, and students who have been strong allies during this campaign. We are proud that the Roadrunner community contiRecyclingLogonues to demonstrate its commitment to a culture of sustainability.

Learn more about how YOU can Recycle at UTSA.