GameDay Recycling Challenge 

The GameDay Recycling Challenge is a nationwide competition among universities to reduce and recycle the waste generated at home football games. During each competition cycle, participating schools report recycling, compost and attendance data for at least one home football game. The challenge is administered by the College and University Recycling Coalition (CURC), RecycleMania, Keep America Beautiful and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WasteWise.

Group of volunteers holding blue recycling bags
 Group of volunteers holding trash grabbers and blue recycling bags


In order to increase our recycling numbers, we host a clean-up the day after the football game we choose for the competition. Student organizations who register to volunteer and have at least 10 members show up can earn a $250 stipend.

Call for volunteers flyer

Call for Volunteers

Game Day Recycling Challenge

Sunday, November 5th, 8:30am to 11:30am

Meet near the flagpole on the Parade Ground

Help clean up campus after the LSU vs Alabama game in a competition against other universities to reduce and recycle tailgating waste! Student organizations who register with Campus Sustainability beforehand and have at least 10 members show up to volunteer will receive a $250 stipend.

To register, email

One of our strategies for winning this competition is an aggressive marketing campaign called "Get Caught Green Handed", to encourage tailgaters, students and game-goers to recycle. A football signed by the Head Coach is awarded to whoever submits the best recycling selfie before, during or after the game! Get caught green- handed flyer

 Get caught green- handed!

Game Day Recycling Challenge

LSU vs Alabama, November 3rd,

Take a selfie while recycling before, during, and after the game and tag Campus Sustainability for a chance to win a football signed by Coach Orgeron!

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