BHSU is participating in Recycle Mania again in 2015! The competition takes place all February and March! Our basketball Throwback- Don't Throw Away was February 13, 2015!
Here's how we did this year! We beat our diversion rate from 2014!
|| Weight (lbs)
| Plastic and Cans
| Trash (landfill)
87% of the trash was diverted from the landfill! We will see our results compared to other universities at the end of Recycle Mania in April! BHSU collects more than 200 pounds of waste during Recycle Mania event
2015 Results are in!
Diversion rate - 3rd place - 87.264%
Food Organics - 5th place - 0.109 lbs/person
Per Capita Recycling - 9th place - 0.248 lbs/person
Waste Generation - 12th place - 0.285 lbs/person
Per Capita: 0.279 lbs/ person - Rank #3
Diversion Rate: 77.538% - Rank #6
Least Amount of Waste Generation: 0.417 lbs/ person - Rank #18
Food Organics: 0.044 lbs/person - Rank #9
BHSU students Samantha Starkey, exercise science major from Lusk, Wyo., and Brady Licht, English education major from Rapid City, guided people with trash collection and then sorted and weighed the waste at the end of the two games.
| Bottles and Cans
| Other Mixed Recycleables
That means we diverted 77.5% of the 325 lbs of waste collected during the Feb 22 Basketball games from the landfill! Way to go BHSU! Read about the event here: BHSU Collects More Than 300 Pounds of Waste for National Recycling Competition