Game Day Challenge

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For the seventh year in a row, the Office of Sustainability is partnering with Dining Services, Athletics, Facilities, and BrightView to raise awareness on waste reduction through the national Game Day Challenge competition.  Game Day Challenge is a friendly nationwide competition for colleges and universities to promote waste reduction at football games.  The goal of Game Day Challenge is to reduce trash generation inside and outside the stadium and increase recycling rates. Game Day Challenge ranks schools based on waste generation, recycling, organics, diversion rate, and greenhouse gas reduction.

2019 Game Day Challenge Information
  • When: Lehigh vs Merrimack College football game, Saturday September 28th @12:30pm

  • Where: Goodman Stadium

2020 Game Day Challenge

Information to come! Check back soon. 

What Can and Can't Be Recycled at Game Day Challenge?
  • Be aware that Lehigh’s recycling is single stream, meaning all recyclables can go in one bin!

  • CAN be recycled: All clean and empty plastic bottles, aluminum, glass, and paper products

  • CANNOT be recycled: Plastic solo cups. Try to bring a reusable or recyclable cups instead.

Want to Volunteer at Game Day Challenge?

We are always looking for additional volunteers to help us engage and educate fans about trash and recycling!  Contact us at!

2017 Results

In 2017, Lehigh focused on the Diversion Rate category and had a waste diversion rate of 38.76%.  


2018 Results