Everyone on campus contributes to Georgia Techs's award-winning recycling program. Recycling is an integral part of Georgia Tech's sustainable operations, with services available in campus buildings, residence halls, outdoor spaces, and at special events, including home football games. In 2014, more than 2 million pounds of materials were diverted from the landfill through recycling, composting, and reuse.
Student activity is integral to campus recycling’s success. The Student Alumni Association recognized the campus recycling program’s excellence in 2010 by awarding the program more than $20,000 with its Gift to Tech funds.
The Game Day Recycling program broke its own record during the 2014 football season, diverting 25 tons of glass, aluminum, cardboard, plastic and other recyclables away from landfills, recycling 27 percent of the waste created during the football team’s six home games.