STEELERS FANS CELEBRATE SUCCESSFUL SEASON OF TAILGATE RECYCLING AT 2011 FOOTBALL TAILGATES: 11+ TONS COLLECTED
Fans outside Heinz Field recycled 14 MILES of aluminum cans since September opener
While football is a game marked by yards – and often inches – fans tailgating outside Heinz Field before 2011 Pittsburgh Steelers home games recycled more than 14 MILES of aluminum cans during the 8-game regular season as part of the Pennsylvania Resources Council’s “Let’s Tackle Recycling” effort.
If placed end to end, the 179,000 cans gathered in Heinz Field lots since September would stretch for more than 14 miles.
Since the campaign’s kickoff on September 18, the “Let’s Tackle Recycling” crew gathered more than 22,000 pounds of cans, bottles, plastic containers and cardboard in Heinz Field parking lots.
“Let’s Tackle Recycling” is coordinated by PRC and made possible through the generous funding from the Alcoa Foundation in partnership with Alco Parking, City of Pittsburgh Environmental Services, Greenstar Recycling, Heinz Field and the Sports & Exhibition Authority. For more information, visit www.prc.org or call 412-488-7490.