About the Competition

Submit a 30-second or less video for a chance to win a $1,000 college scholarship. Videos should educate the public on what happens to recyclables after they have been sorted at the materials recovery facility (MRF), with a focus on neat new products made by local manufacturers.

The 2016 College Competition is open to students currently enrolled in college or university or matriculating in the Fall of 2016. For full entry guidelines, download the guidance document here. Enter for your chance to win the following prizes:

2016 Videos

Congratulations to the finalists of the 2016 College Competition! The winner received a $1,000 scholarship, and the other finalists received Lenovo tablets. View the videos below (in no specific order) for inspiration and be sure to submit in 2017. Be sure to also check out the finalists for 2015 here.


2016 WINNER - Video by Laura Anderson, Masconomet High School

MassRecycle from MassRecycle on Vimeo.


2016 Finalist - Video by Robert Kearns, UMass Amherst

Recycling Promo from MassRecycle on Vimeo.


2016 Finalist - Video by Oyut Amarjargal & Odgerel Chintulga, Clark University

MASSRecycle 2016_OyutAmarjargal_OdgerelChintulga from MassRecycle on Vimeo.


Video by Alisha Pegan, Wellesley College

Monopoly! from MassRecycle on Vimeo.


Video by Anna Montoya

Anna's Recycle Video from MassRecycle on Vimeo.


Video by Sharon High School Students

recycle-shaffer.somdah.blaise.abdulghani from MassRecycle on Vimeo.