Trash and Recycling

Did You Know?

  • 1,200 additional trash receptacles are placed on the UGA campus each Friday before a home game. 
  • 34 tons of garbage on average is taken to the local landfill from the UGA campus after a home game.
  • 72 tons of garbage on average is taken to the landfill after an SEC night game.
  • 200 people clean up the campus after a home game.
  • 24 hours are needed to clean the campus after a home game so that students can resume their normal schedule on Monday morning.

While those numbers are massive, they can be reduced. It takes each fan, doing his or her part, to help us protect the campus and the environment.

Help Reduce Waste on Campus

Bring Less to Your Tailgate

The fewer disposable items you bring to campus, the less we have to take to the landfill. This can be accomplished in many ways:

  • Combine multiple packages of food items into one reusable container and dispose of the packaging at home.
  • Bring reusable cups and utensils instead of disposable ones to games.
  • Bring drinks in 2-liter containers instead of cans and pour the drinks into reusable cups.

Bag Your Trash

It is important that the University campus is returned to its pristine state prior to the students returning to class Monday morning. To achieve this, a crew of 200 people descends upon campus after a game and removes all waste by sundown Sunday evening. We ask that you please bag your trash and either take it with you or leave it at your tailgating area. The UGA clean-up crew will remove it for you.

Recycle What You Can

Many of the items discarded after a day of tailgating are easily recycled. For instance, plastic bottles, cans and cardboard items can be recycled instead of taking up space in the landfill. 

  • Deposit your recyclables in the Dawg House recycling bins. These will be located on your way to the stadium and you can deposit cans, glass and plastic bottles.

Respect the campus and represent the Bulldog Nation with pride. 

For more information on the campus-wide sustainability initiative, please click here.