The Competition Division is broken up into three categories:
The Bragging Rights Division is broken up into two categories:
The Open Division is less formal and can accommodate schools that register late, don’t want to compete for a prize, home schools or are located in a U.S. territory, Canada or Mexico.
Open Division schools are not bound by the tracking and reporting standards. Open Division schools otherwise enjoy all the rights and have access to all promotional resources available from Recycle-Bowl’s website.
Though Open Division schools do not have their results included in the official rankings, they do have the ability to view their final weights in relation to other schools and classrooms. Open Division schools are encouraged to promote their Recycle-Bowl achievements to their local communities in general terms, but may not claim an official standing in the competition.