New York-based Recycle Track Systems (RTS) has signed a five-year contract with Citi Field, home to the New York Mets, to provide a suite of services to help the stadium become more sustainable. Under the new contract, RTS will streamline Citi Field’s operational efficiencies, increase food waste recycling and participate in several New York Mets in-game recycling promotions to celebrate sustainability and educate the fans about responsible trash collection.
"Recycle Track Systems is proud to partner with Citi Field and leverage our technology to help handle the complexities of their waste management and streamline their recycling process,” said Greg Lettieri, co-founder and CEO of RTS, in a statement. “Citi Field provides unique challenges, and we are excited they trust our industry experience to support their waste flow process and enhance their service quality.”
As part of the agreement, RTS will be prominently exhibited in the stadium, with trash containers outfitted with the RTS logo and the company’s name advertised on the right field wall.
In addition, RTS will be a co-sponsor of the National Hockey League’s Winter Classic at Citi Field on January 1, 2018. According to Lettieri, the company will reuse and recycle the synthetic snow during the event and donate and reuse the ice skating rink.
“RTS is thrilled to be affiliated with Citi Field and the Winter Classic, one of the most exciting, high-profile events in sports,” said Lettieri in a statement. “More importantly, we are all supporting and interested in diverting from the landfill and increasing the amount of recycling material that comes out of the game.”