participates in America Recycles Day each year. This is a
national event that emphasized recycling and encourages the
products with high recycled content. Faculty, staff and students
are given the opportunity
to pledge their commitment.
participates in RecycleMania each year.
is a friendly
competition and benchmarking tool for
college and university recycling programs to promote waste
reduction activities to their campus communities. Over an
8-week period each spring, colleges across the United
States and Canada report the amount of recycling and trash
collected each week and are in turn ranked in various
categories based on who recycles the most on a per capita
basis, as well as which schools have the best recycling
rate as a percentage of total waste and which schools
generate the least amount of combined trash and recycling.
With each week’s updated ranking, participating schools
follow their performance against other colleges and use
the results to rally their campus to reduce and recycle
In 1999, Winthrop
University garnered the Best Collegiate Recycling
Program in the state. The award was sponsored by the
Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling at South
Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
and Keep America Beautiful of South Carolina.