Recycling Collection during RecycleMania:

Check back for our weekly weigh-in!

Week 1 (Feb. 2-8): 2.19 tons recycled or 19.22% of total waste
Week 2 (Feb. 9-15): 2.23 tons recycled or 18.83% of total waste
Week 3 (Feb. 16-22): 2.40 tons recycled or 20.20% of total waste
Week 4 (Feb. 23 - March 1): 2.48 tons recycled or 22.44% of total waste
Week 5 (March 2-8): 2.78 tons recycled or 20.98% of total waste
Week 6 (March 9-15): 1.17 tons recycled or 19.18% of total waste
Week 7 (March 16-22): 3.22 tons recycled or 29.27% of total waste
Week 8 (March 23-29): 
Week 9 (March 30-31):

Recycling Facts (that can save you money and the Earth)
  • The average American uses 700lbs of paper a year, or about 465 trees per citizen.
  • A glass bottle will take 40,000 years to decompose if not recycled
  • 40 percent of all bottled water is bottled tap water
  • It takes 500,000 trees to publish the NY Sunday Times—every week!

Feb. 2 - March 28

Our Recyclemania goal this year is education. By educating our campus, we hope to improve recyling efforts from last year to have 27 percent of all waste be recycled.

Our "Be the Tradition" slogan means that we are to continue our efforts to not only be conscious of recycling during Recyclemania but also become a more sustainable campus.

This year's Trashion Fashion Show  starts at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, in the Rigas Theatre of the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. Go to the Trashion Fashion Show page to learn how to make your own eco-friendly designs!


Calendar of Events for Recyclemania 2015

  • Polar Bear Purge - in the Plassmann Quad

    Throughout the day students will have the opportunity to build a gigantic polar bear in the snow. The purpose of this activity is to create awareness that the Arctic Ice Cap, home of the polar bear, is being destroyed in part due to our failure to recycle.

  • Think Green: Hostage Negotiations - any time until April 2 on campus

    Are you recycling the way you should or are you being thoughtless? We'll find out when Tread Lightly takes your trash bins hostage for an in-depth interrogation. Remember... we're always watching!

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  • Shred-A-Thon - any time until April 2 on campus

    Need materials in your office shredded? Contact Azure Collins-Anderson at to arrange for a member of Tread Lightly to shred your documents.

  • Trashion Fashion Show - 7 p.m Tuesday, April 21, in the QCA's Rigas Theatre

    The Trashion Fashion Show is a design competition combining high fashion with environmental awareness in an effort to construct works that are both eco-friendly and eco-couture. It is a fun and creative way to live a more sustainable life beyond simply sorting recyclables into buckets or bins.

    Go to the Trashion Fashion page to learn more.


Recyclemania starts Feb. 2 with help from the Bona Wolf

Jan 29, 2014 |

By Tate M. Slaven, ’14

Recyclemania is back for another year. The campus will kick off its Feed the Wolf! campaign on Sunday, Feb. 2. 

This year, the Bona Wolf will be lending his support for Recyclemania — just look for the Bonnies wolf logo designating recycling containers and informational posters across campus. 

The goal of this year’s campaign is to recycle 25 percent of the waste generated by the St. Bonaventure campus. The university is among more than 400 colleges and universities participating in the Recyclemania Tournament, and weekly updates of each institution will be posted online via

Spearheading this year’s efforts is the Franciscan Center for Social Concern, the Recyclemania Committee, Tread Lightly and the Student Government Association. 

During the week of Feb. 3, St. Bonaventure community members will be invited to sign leaf-shaped pledge cards showing their commitment to recycling. These pledge cards will then be placed on a tree located in Hickey Dining Hall.

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014
Recyclemania Presentation at Men’s Basketball Game

The week of March 3, 2014
The Freshman Class and Tread Lightly will hold a paper drive; students will visit administrative and academic buildings across campus collecting recyclables from faculty and staff. 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
“Green Fire” Film – Walsh Auditorium – 4 p.m.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Dumpster Empty – Bonaventure Quad – a large tarp will be on the Quad with materials from one Dumpster on campus to show the amount of recyclable materials that was placed in the waste stream.

Thursday, April 3, 2014
2nd Annual Trashion Fashion Show – Quick Center
Workshops will be held throughout March to encourage and assist students with their fashions.

Recyclemania updates will be administered to the campus community indicating the amount of recyclable materials collected weekly. Students will also be at all home basketball games encouraging patrons to recycle. Watch the Notice Board for the date of this year’s Green Pride Day.  

Learn more about Recyclemania and recycling at SBU at

For additional details, contact Sr. Suzanne Kush at or at the Franciscan Center for Social Concern.

» Learn more about WHAT to recycle

» Learn more about WHERE to recycle 

» Watch the Notice Board, Facebook & Twitter for weekly updates about the amount of materials recycled. 

» Share how your department or club is actively involved in recycling and/or feedback on your needs: Contact Sr. Suzanne Kush at 375-2358 or