Game Day Recycling

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Be a part of Notre Dame’s efforts to #GoIrish #BeGreen!

In an effort to promote recycling and to keep the most congested parking lots clean, during each home game, teams of Waste Ambassador volunteer students circulate through the Stadium, Joyce, Library, Bulla, Burke, and Bookstore tailgate lots, distributing clear recycle bags and black trash bags to tailgate fans and answering questions about single stream recycling.  We ask that fans do not overload the exterior trash and recycling barrels.  Guests may leave their opened or loosely-tied clear recycle and tied-up black trash bags at their vehicles for pick-up before kickoff. 

If you would like your student group to volunteer to hand out bags, please email the Office of Sustainability at green@nd.edu.

Here are ways you can help be a part of Notre Dame's efforts to go green.

We’ve made recycling outside of the stadium convenient and easy for our tailgate fans.

Items you can recycle outside of the stadium (after emptying food and liquids into the black trash bag)

  • Clean, empty plastic bottles
  • Clean, empty aluminum cans
  • Clean, empty glass bottles
  • Please make sure to place your Styrofoam and plastics #3 - #6 in the black trash bag

We've also made recycling inside the stadium easy and convenient.  Throughout the upper and lower level concourse areas you will find clearly marked green Recycle containers where you can place your clean, empty plastic water bottles.

* Water fountains are located at or near the following:

First Floor Inner Concourse:

  • Across from the entrance to sections 9 & 10
  • Between the entrances to sections 11/12
  • Between the entrances to sections 14/15
  • Between the entrances to sections 17/18
  • Between the entrances to sections 19/20
  • Between the entrances to sections 28/29
  • Between the entrances to sections 32/33
  • Across from the entrance to Sections 26 & 27

Mezzanine Level

  • Between the entrances to sections 2/3
  • Between the entrances to sections 3/4
  • Between the entrances to sections 33/34
  • Between the entrances to sections 34/35

Second Floor Concourse

  • Between the entrances to sections 104/105
  • Between the entrances to sections 108/109
  • Between the entrances to sections 1110/111
  • Between the entrances to sections 114/115
  • Between the entrances to sections 122/123
  • Between the entrances to sections 126/127
  • Between the entrances to sections 128/129
  • Between the entrances to sections 132/133

How does my recycling effort impact the University?

Since its start in 2007, the Game Day Recycling Program has diverted more than 1,062 tons of waste material from area landfills – that’s around 39 semi-trucks full!  We're on track to collect more than 100 tons of recycling again this season.