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
Competition 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