Suffolk and Sodexho have teamed up to provide an added incentive to recycle as part of the University's participation in Recycle Mania, a national 10-week waste reduction and recycling competition running through April 7.

Coupons good for $1 off a purchase at the Sodexho cafés in Donahue, Sawyer, or the Law School are being randomly distributed to recyclers throughout February and March. Anyone seen recycling has a chance of being spotted and rewarded.

“Not only does the coupon provide positive reinforcement to those who are already recycling, hopefully it will encourage others to choose to recycle their paper, glass, metal, and plastic materials,” said Recycling Coordinator Erica Mattison. “This is one of several methods we are using to raise awareness about recycling.”

Suffolk’s Recycling Task Force has been working to raise awareness about the importance of recycling.

This is Suffolk’s first year participating in Recycle Mania. After the third week, Recycle Mania had Suffolk in the top 45 percent of the 165 schools participating in the Per Capita Classic.