University of Oregon is competing again in RecycleMania, as well as the Oregon Classic, a sub-competition between UO and Oregon State University (OSU). For the tenth consecutive year, competition coordinators at UO and OSU focus campus attention on the local head-to-head competition. The Oregon Classic encourages interest in recycling and zero waste practices through friendly rivalry between the two campuses.
The UO has begun its quest to reclaim the trophy from OSU, which took the victory in 2019 by a slim margin—just a half of a pound of recycling collected per person on campus after 8 weeks of competition! The impact of the participation from both schools is impressive. In 2019, the two campuses collectively recycled 180 tons of paper, cardboard, bottles, and cans during the Oregon Classic.