Game day recycling: Blue bags for bottles, cans; clear bags for everything else

Football fans encouraged to recycle on game days

Last year, nearly 50 tons of recycled material was collected following home football games. Credit: Penn StateCreative Commons

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State is encouraging all football fans to be environmentally responsible and participate in the University’s recycling and sustainability initiatives before, during and after every game. The Nittany Lions open the season vs. Idaho at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31.

Blue recycling bags and clear trash bags are located throughout the Beaver Stadium parking lots, including at the entrance to most lots and near portable restrooms.

Blue bags are designated for plastic bottles, glass bottles and metal cans only. All other items should be placed in the clear trash bags. Bags should be securely closed and left where fans parked to be picked up after the lots close. Last year, nearly 50 tons of recycled material was collected.

Proper recycling and garbage disposal help to preserve the environment and keep the University grounds well maintained. As a reminder, many tailgate parking areas are multipurpose, serving agricultural needs or student activities.

Penn State encourages all fans to take responsibility for their tailgates, to clean up when their tailgate ends, and make sure all garbage and recycling are properly collected and placed in the appropriate bags.

Intercollegiate Athletics, Penn State’s Office of Physical Plant, the Sustainability Institute, and the Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority have partnered to help educate and promote recycling on game days. The Student Tailgate Ambassadors are leading the charge by engaging with fans in the Beaver Stadium parking lots and inside Beaver Stadium.

Last Updated August 26, 2019