Game Day Recycling

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About the Program

Football games bring thousands of fans onto campus and generate tons of trash. Since 2008, 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.
 

Tailgaters

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.

Volunteers

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Each season, more than 200 students volunteer their time to help make Game Day Recycling a success. Volunteers distribute recycling bags to tailgaters and greet fans at the Stadium gates. The typical commitment is about one hour on game day, and all volunteers are finished in time for kickoff. 

Game Day Recycling Challenge

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The Game Day Recycling Challenge is a nationwide recycling competition for colleges and universities. Participating schools implement recycling activities at home football game and tailgates. The competition has five categories: Waste Minimization, Diversion Rate, Greenhouse Gas Reduction, Recycling, and Organics Reduction. In 2014, Georgia Tech placed first in the ACC for Organics Reduction. In 2013, Georgia Tech placed first in the ACC in the Waste Minimization category.

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