"Thank You for Recycling Day"- 2014

Thank you for joining us for the 10th annual "Thank You for Recycling Day." and helping us celebrate CSUSM's nationally recognized, award winning Recycling Program. "Thank You for Recycling Day" was again a resounding success. See you next year!

                             CSUSM RECYCLES!

Since first entering the competition in 2005, Cal State San Marcos has won major RecycleMania national titles, including 7 straight "Grand Championships" between 2005 and 2011.

RecycleMania is the original and foremost intercollegiate recycling and waste diversion tournament in North America. Typically, 500 to 600 colleges and universities from across the United States and Canada participate annually in this  open division competition.

In 2013, CSUSM captured the traditional "Per Capita Classic" trophy and also claimed victory in the Targeted Materials category for recycled Paper.


At Cal State San Marcos, we strive to make waste diversion as easy and convenient as possible for the campus community. Through proper waste management, we can help to protect and improve our environment. Economic benefits include significant cost avoidances and self supporting operations.

CSUSM has met all statutory waste diversion targets as set by state mandate AB 75. Since January, 2004, the campus has comfortably exceeded the compliance rate of 50%. Thus, the University is well poised to satisfy the upcoming 75% mandate as established by AB 341. In fact, during the 10 weeks of RecycleMania 2013 Cal State San Marcos set a campus Recycling rate record of of 82%. It is our ultimate vision and strategic mission to achieve zero waste. To reach this goal, we continuously seek to identify opportunities and implement innovative programs that will not only increase waste diversion,but focus on waste reduction. The proper approach to waste management should be; Reduce, Reuse, and then Recycle!