Richland places 1st in Texas in 2011 RecycleMania

Its third year in the national RecycleMania competition, Richland College came in first place among Texas institutions and ranked 15th nationally out of 288 colleges and universities in the Grand Champion division.

Other Texas institutions that competed in the Grand Champion division include, The University of Texas at Austin, Baylor University, Trinity University, Rice University, Northlake College, University of Houston, and former Grand Champion of Texas: the University of St. Thomas.

California State University – San Marcos was the RecycleMania 2011 Grand Champion.

Participating institutions tracked campus recycling and trash data which RecycleMania organizers ranked according to who collected the largest amount of recyclables per capita, the largest amount of total recyclables, the least amount of trash per capita, or had the highest recycling rate.

RecycleMania started in 2001 as the brainchild of administrators at the Ohio University and Miami University to increase recycling in the residence and dinning halls on their campuses. RecycleMania’s mission of inspiring environmental and social consciousness fits perfectly with Richland’s vision to be best place to learn, teach, and build sustainable local and world community.

For more information, contact Jerry Owens, Assistant Director of Facilities Services, at 972-238-6173 or