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.
2015 Grand Valley Recyclemania National Competition results:
Competition Rank (-- of --) and Cumulative Recycled (lbs/person)
Grand Champion 24 of 233, Weekly recycling rate 55.98%
Per Capita Classic 224 of 334, 5.97%
Gorilla 25 of 334, 660,417 lbs
Waste Minimization 80 of 148, 47.49%
Food Service Organics 6 of 175, 20.61%