Sustainable Community Development Initiative

Campus Recycling

Grand Valley recycles paper, cardboard, plastics, glass, metal, batteries, and computers.  Recycling bins are located throughout the housing units, classrooms, student centers, and office buildings.  Each winter GVSU competes against other universities nationally in the RecycleMania competition to see who can recycle the most.

2012 Recyclemania National Competition results


Rank &
Cumulative Recycled (% / lbs)

Grand Champion

77/265 36.52%

Per Capita Classic

174/339 9.97
(lbs/ person)

Waste Minimization

54/179 27.31
(lbs/ person)

Gorilla Prize

70/296 244,320 lbs

View complete 2012 results at

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