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Sustainability and Environmental Management Office to kick off event recycling program at football game against Duke

Posted in NEWS on Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

[Originally published by Vanderbilt News Service in MyVU]

The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) will offer coordinated recycling at Vanderbilt’s last three home football games this season, beginning this Saturday, Oct. 25, at the game against Duke.

“Major events on campus present the opportunity to recycle a large amount of material that would otherwise take up space at local landfills,” said Jennifer Hackett, recycling coordinator. “We’re excited to be able to coordinate with the student department of athletics, plants operations and other departments as well as student volunteers to help capture this material before it enters the waste stream.”

Here’s information on how and what to recycle at the game:

Tailgate areas

Recycling plastic bottles and aluminum cans.  There will be a 20-foot recycling trailer in the tailgate area. People are encouraged to place their bottles and cans in the trailer.

Vandyville

Recycling plastic bottles and aluminum cans.  There will be a number of blue recycling bins located around the Vandyville area. People are encouraged to place their empty bottles and cans in the appropriate bins.

In the stadium

Recycling clean cardboard from vendors and plastic bottles and commemorative cups will be recycled. Fans are asked to take empty bottles and cups to recycling bins placed next to trash cans on the concourse. Vendors will be leaving flattened cardboard next to their areas for pick up after the game.

Look for important recycling information and messages on the Jumbo-Tron in Vandyville as well.

Contact: Jennifer Hackett, (615) 343-2784

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