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Recycle-Bowl National Competition

The Recycle-Bowl is a national recycling competition sponsored by Keep America Beautiful! It is open to any school K-12!!


Our aim is to:

Establish new recycling programs within schools

Increase or improve recycling rates in schools that currently recycle

Provide teacher/student educational opportunities about recycling and waste reduction


There are just 5 easy steps to Compete in Recycle-Bowl

1)  Register Your School

Recruit volunteers (principals, teachers, custodians and/or students) to help you compete in Recycle-Bowl. Register your school for Recycle-Bowl.  

2) Make a Game Plan

Recycle-Bowl is perfect for experienced veterans as well as recycling rookies. Create a game plan to reach your team’s goals, whether you’re aiming to launch a brand new recycling program or improve your current recycling rate and quality. Find tips in this guide on how to start a school recycling program.

3) Rally Your Team

Communicate with your school’s teachers, custodians, staff, and students so they know about the Recycle-Bowl competition and can get in the game! Train your team by educating them on what is recyclable at your school. Find ideas for promoting the competition as well as engaging educational activities in the Recycle-Bowl resources pages. 

4) Compete

Collect and track the weight of your recyclables for 4 weeks during the Recycle-Bowl competition. There are many different ways to get the weight of your recyclables. Find examples for tracking and tools here. 

5) Submit your score

Report your data so you can see how your school stacked up against the competition. 

Our Impact This Year (January-July)

  • Pounds of Trash from Parks Serviced


  • Pounds of Roadside Litter Removed


  • Volunteer Hours


  • Community Service Hours


  • Value of Volunteer Work ($)


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