Penn State encourages fans to participate in football game day recycling efforts

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State is encouraging all football fans to be environmentally responsible and participate in the University’s recycling and sustainability initiatives by separating recyclable items before, during and after every game.

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

Only recyclable items should be placed in the blue bags – plastic bottles, glass bottles and metal cans. All other items should be placed in the clear trash bags. Bags should be securely closed and left where fans parked and they will be picked up after the lots close.

Proper recycling and garbage disposal help to preserve the environment and keep the University grounds well maintained. 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 bag.

Intercollegiate Athletics also has partnered with Penn State’s Office of the Physical Plant (OPP), the Sustainability Institute and the Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority (CCRRA) 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 stadium as well, including the Mount Nittany Club.

The No. 4 Nittany Lions (4-0, 1-0) host Indiana (2-1, 0-0) Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in the “Generations of Greatness” game. The game will air on the Big Ten Network, and the Penn State Sports Network.

Single-game tickets for the 2017 Penn State football season presented by PSECU are available for three home games (Indiana, Rutgers, Nebraska). For information on single games, joining the Nittany Lion Club and purchasing new 2018 season tickets, as well as club seating in Beaver Stadium, fans can visit, call 1-800-NITTANY weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or visit the Bryce Jordan Center ticket office weekdays from 9 a.m to 4:30 p.m. More than 9,000 new season tickets were sold and the 2017 season ticket allotment has been exhausted.


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Last Updated September 25, 2017