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Our Colleges Are Recycling Champions

Richland College is the 2014 RecycleMania Grand Champion of Texas. In addition, Richland ranked third nationally out of 461 participating colleges and universities.

North Lake College placed 54th and Mountain View College came in 234th.

Richland has participated in RecycleMania since 2009, taking the Texas Grand Champion title in 2014, 2012, 2011 and 2010. RecycleMania’s Grand Champion category is based on a weekly recycling rate. Richland’s recycling rate for the competition was 75.1 percent.
Minimizing Waste
In a different RecycleMania category, that of Waste Minimization, North Lake College was third in the nation. Mountain View finished ninth, and Richland finished 14th. They were among 149 colleges and universities competing in that category.
RecycleMania started in 2001 as a friendly challenge between Ohio University and Miami University to increase recycling on their campuses. The competition has expanded from two schools in 2001 to 461 colleges and universities in 2014 spanning all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Canada.
Complete results for all 11 competition categories can be found on You can see a breakdown showing how schools performed by athletic conference, institution size, state and other groupings.