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Recyclemania 2014

Recyclemania 2014 is over!

The SBU campus recycled 24.32% of all refuse, coming close to our goal of 25%. This is a large improvement over last year when campus recycled only 18%.


Watch the feature segment SBU-TV News aired on Recyclemania!



Dumpster Dump planned for March 31 at Plassmann Plaza

Mar 28, 2014 |
How many recyclables are thrown in campus Dumpsters? Tread Lightly, an environmental group at St. Bonaventure, plans to find out Monday. 

As part of Recyclemania, a Dumpster Dump will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 31.Tarps will be laid out on a portion of Plassmann Plaza, and members of Tread Lightly will sort through garbage from various Dumpsters across campus.

In the United States, each person produces 4.6 pounds of trash per day, much of which could be recycled. Recycling one ton of paper saves 17 mature trees, 7,000 gallons of water, three cubic yards of landfill space, two barrels of oil and 4,000 kilowatt hours of electricity. This is enough energy to power the average American home for five months. 

The purpose of the Dumpster Dump event is to create a visual of the items thrown away on the St. Bonaventure campus that should instead be recycled. Anyone wanting to learn more about this event or get involved can contact Sr. Suzanne Kush, C.S.S.F., at

» 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
Recycling Collection during RecycleMania:

Check back for our weekly weigh-in!

Week 1 (Feb. 2-8): 20.99%
Week 2 (Feb. 9-15): 25.21% 
Week 3 (Feb. 16-22): 18.13% 
Week 4 (Feb. 23 - March 1): 25.24%
Week 5 (March 2-8): 27.40%
Week 6 (March 9-15): 26.87%
Week 7 (March 16-22): 23.85% 
Week 8 (March 23-29): 26.85%
Week 9 (March 30-31)
Recycling Facts (that can save you $$)
  • Turning off the tap while brushing your teeth can save up to 8 gallons of water a day.
  • Buying a cup of coffee each day in a disposable cup adds 22 pounds of waste to a landfill in a year.