Georgia Southern Athletics Partners Again in Recycling Program
STATESBORO, Ga. - For the fifth year, Georgia Southern University Athletics has partnered with Keep Bulloch Beautiful for the recycling program at Paulson Stadium. The 'Tailgating Recycling' program will be available starting with the season-opener on Saturday, September 5th.
Tailgating at Georgia Southern football games is a fun tradition that unfortunately generates a lot of waste. Georgia Southern University is teaming up with Keep Bulloch Beautiful and volunteers to promote and refine the recycling to the tailgating area.
Recycling will be available inside the stadium and outside in the parking area. As part of the tailgate portion, special event recycling containers will be set up 3-4 hours prior to kickoff in "pods" next to each dumpster, trashcan, and at the end of each row of parking spots. Volunteers will also navigate through the tailgating area to pass out bags to tailgaters for their plastic bottles and aluminum cans. Fans are encouraged to use these bags for their recyclables and leave the bags in their tailgate spot as they enter the game. Tailgaters are also asked to bring beverages in cans or plastic bottle, glass will not be recycled for safety reasons.
The recycling container "pods" will be removed 15-20 minutes before the game starts and all bags containing recyclables will be collected. Last year's the tailgating recycling program averaged 1,000-1,200 pounds of recyclables collected and diverted from the landfill at each game.
For more information or to volunteer, please contact Keep Bulloch Beautiful at (912) 764-6147 or GSU Recycling Program at (912) 478-7225.
- Category: Athletics
- Published on Wednesday, 02 September 2009 08:47