Think Twice Before Tossing Trash at Today's Tailgate

Think Twice Before Tossing Trash at Today’s Tailgate

The UCF community will be rallying to recycle before the UCF Knights play East Carolina University at 8 p.m. today.

Led by E.Co, the Environmental Coalition at UCF, teams of students, organizations, departments, faculty and staff will compete to collect the most recyclables from game day visitors to Memory Mall.

The competition is part of the EPA’s Game Day Challenge, a national competition among colleges and universities to promote waste reduction at football games. For the challenge, the schools implement waste-reduction programs during home football games, tracking the data on waste generated, recyclables collected and attendance that is used to rank the schools.

Today’s challenge within a challenge will run until 7 p.m. Teams will contribute full bags of recyclables to a “Recycle Mountain” created by E.Co. on Memory Mall. Bags will be tagged for each group, and the team that collects the most will win a prize.