Football fans encouraged to participate in 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. The Nittany Lions open the season at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1, vs. Appalachian State.

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 recyclable items, limited to 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.

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

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 ensure all garbage and recycling are properly collected and placed in the appropriate bags.

Intercollegiate Athletics, Penn State’s Office of the Physical Plant (OPP), the Sustainability Institute and the Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority (CCRRA) have partnered together 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 September 18, 2018