Lewis & Clark Community College is taking part in this year's RecycleMania competition. Over an eight-week period, all the trash and recyclables on campus are weighed and reported to the sanctioning body, where the college is competing against SIU-Edwardsville, Principia College and a number of schools across the nation to have the highest recycling percentage.
Nate Keener, Director of Lewis and Clark's Sustainability department, says this year recycling is easier than last.
Tracking will continue through April 5. Final results will be announced April 12. RecycleMania began in January 2001 as a challenge between Ohio University and Miami University, as a way to motivate students to recycle more. In 2004, RecycleMania partnered with the U.S. EPA, and the competition grew to 630 educational institutions representing 49 states and 4 Canadian provinces in 2011.