Through March 30, the univesity will compete with hundreds of colleges and universities nationwide in a battle to collect campus trash and recycled materials during RecycleMania 2013.
The university is measuring its waste reduction levels on a weekly basis, and tracking its standings in comparison to other universities.
Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to utilize the available recycling bins on campus and be mindful of the amount of waste they generate.
Participation in the competition supports the university's broader commitment to sustainability known as Planet Blue.
Click here for more information on U-M Recycling.