Hokie football fans tailgating in five lots near Lane Stadium will have a more convenient way to recycle at home games this season.

A pilot project will provide multiple recycling areas near the following parking lots: Cassell Coliseum, Chicken Hill, Southgate Center, Stadium, and Track/Field House. The recycling areas will be located along the edge of the parking lots and will be identified by large flags and signs. Recycling bags will be provided.

All plastic containers No. 1-7 (including plastic cups), aluminum foil and cans, glass bottles, and tin cans can be placed in the recycling bags. Food, paper, and other trash should not be mixed with recyclable items.

The pilot project, which is a coordinated effort by the Office of Sustainability, Facilities Services, and the Athletic Department could grow to other parking lots depending on the results of the test.

This initiative is part of the university’s larger commitment to achieving a 50 percent recycling rate by 2050 as outlined in the Virginia Tech Climate Action Commitment and Sustainability Plan.

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