During a two-minute and fifteen-second match, two alliances, consisting of three robots each, will compete in Recycle Rush. RECYCLE RUSH is a recycling-themed game played by two Alliances of three robots each. Robots score points by stacking totes on scoring platforms, capping those stacks with recycling containers, and properly disposing of pool noodles, representing litter. In keeping with the recycling theme of the game, all game pieces used are reusable or recyclable by teams in their home locations or by FIRST at the end of the season. See the animation below for more details about the game.
During a two-minute and fifteen-second match, two alliances, consisting of three robots each, will throw balls over a five-foot truss, catch balls launched over the truss and score in high and low goals on the far side of the field. Alliances receive bonus points for "assists", which are earned for passing the ball as they drive down the field toward the goals.