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RecycleFest is a recycling educational program that educates students in residence halls and conducts waste assessments to measure if there has been a reduction in contamination rate. 

RecycleFest programming has been suspended for the ’23/’24 school year, but will return Fall ’24.


The waste assessment results are in for RecycleFest 2022! ♻️ Congratulations to Towers for being the hall with the lowest contamination rate!


In the month of October, we took to the residence halls to educate new Boise State residents on recycling and encouraged them to decorate a personal recycling bin for their dorm. We also raffled off prizes from BitterCreek Alehouse, Flying-M Coffee and more!

We also conducted waste assessments to see how clean our recycling streams are!


RecycleFest 2020 (or Virtual RecycleFest) taught students about recycling in a two week Instagram challenge (follow us @sustainableboisestate) that educated our followers in a fun and interactive way about recycling, zero waste, and more. 

Starting in the beginning of October, this challenge interacted with followers of “Boise State Sustainability” (@sustainableboisestate) on Instagram on a daily basis for two weeks straight. Each day, a new topic was highlighted and a related prompt was sent out. Followers participated by posting on their story or timeline and tagging our account and using the hashtag #boisestaterecyclefest, interacting with our story, or commenting on our timeline post depending on the prompt for that day. The prompts were unique each day and aimed to educate/promote recycling and zero waste practices. Those who participated were entered into a drawing for prizes! These included water bottles, tote bags, and reusable straws!


Campus Sustainability is working with Housing and Residence Life to provide educational training and fun competitions about recycling and waste sorting for students living in Resident Halls. We will host six educational events in Towers, Suites, Honortooth, Lincoln, Keiser, and Chaffee the week of September 16th. Then, we will host two separate competitions from September 23rd through October 14th. The first competition will be between Towers, Honortooth, DKMT, and Chaffee to see which hall has the lowest contamination rate in their recycling. The second competition will be between Lincoln, Suites, and Square to see which hall has the least number of “bagged” recyclables in their recycling dumpsters. Prizes will be awarded the week of October 21st to the winners!