Game Day Recycling

GT Game Day Recycling Logo

About the Program

Football games bring thousands of fans onto campus and generate tons of trash. Georgia Tech's Game Day Recycling program makes it convenient for fans to recycle, whether they are tailgating, walking through the campus, or inside the Stadium watching the game. The success of the Game Day Recycling program hinges on the active participation of everyone attending home football games. A total of 172 tons of material have been diverted from the landfill since the program began in 2008.


Graph of Game Day Recycling Results

How to Participate

If you are tailgating before the game, simply place your recyclables in the blue bags, which are given out free by volunteers. You can recycle plastic bottles, glass bottles, and aluminum cans. Leave the bags on the ground and they will be picked up by GT Facilities. Also, make sure to use the green and white recycling bins that are set up in and around Bobby Dodd Stadium.

Game Day Recycling Challenge

The Game Day Recycling Challenge is a nationwide competition for colleges and universities. Participating schools implement recycling activities at home football games and tailgates. The competition has five categories. Georgia Tech placed first in the ACC for organics reduction in 2014. In 2013, Georgia Tech placed first in the ACC for waste minimization.