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Recyclemania

Recyclemania LogoCampus Race to Zero Waste or CR2ZW (formerly RecycleMania) is a national competition in which college campuses compete to see who can out-recycle others. Berkshire Community College has participated in the competition since 2009 with incredible results — check out the table below!

Waste diversion is the process of diverting waste from landfills. 

Year Waste Diversion Rate (%) In Massachusetts (#) In the United States (#) Number of Colleges
2022 65.216 1 7 103
2021* 70.215* 1 3 103
2020** 77.991** 1 2 145
2019 81.440 1 2 162
2018 80.867 1 3 144
2017 81.199 1 4 190
2016 75.0 1 5 207
2015 70.6 1 8 232
2014 54.625 2 21 256
2013 54.162 3 28 273
2012 55.48 2 17 266
2011 50.10 3 26 288
2010 44.69 3 39 267
2009 38.08 3 41 206

* Due to COVID-19 there was no composting on campus during this year's competition 
** Results of this competition were impacted by campus shutting down for COVID-19