Tennessee Vols stepping up game-day recycling efforts

Tennessee Vols stepping up game-day recycling efforts


KNOXVILLE (AP) - Drivers heading to Tennessee home football games this season will receive separate recycling and trash bags when they enter the parking lot as part of the university's attempts to increase recycling.

Volunteers will distribute a blue bag for recycling and a clear bag for trash to every vehicle that enters the lot. The bags also will be available at other tailgating locations on campus. Aluminum and steel cans, glass bottles, plastic cups and bottles, newspapers and cardboard should go in the blue bags.

Fans should tie their bags and leave them near their vehicles so crews can pick them up after the opening kickoff.

School officials hope to recycle 15 tons of material each home game. Last season, the school recycled about 10 tons of material per home game.

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