Recycle Track Systems, Inc. (RTS), a waste and recycling management company, announced a multi-year partnership with Audi Field, home to D.C. United, to implement initiatives to expand the arena’s environmental focus. The state-of-the-art facility earned a LEED Gold certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and is scheduled to open in July.
This marks the first time that the company has provided its industry-leading practices and education during the final stages of construction leading to the opening of a large-scale sports facility. RTS currently advises and manages waste for several stadiums including Nationals Park, Citi Field and Barclays Center.
To increase recycling awareness, RTS will leverage its portfolio of services to champion waste reduction and provide measurable data for the stadium to achieve its environmental goals. This includes staff training provided by RTS’ LEED-accredited team to support proper education and communication on waste separation practices and real-time tracking technology that ensures recyclables and compostable food waste are being properly distributed to the designated facility.
“We are thrilled to partner with D.C. United and Audi Field, who have put sustainability at the forefront of their stadium operations,” said Greg Lettieri, cofounder and CEO of RTS, in a statement. “Their dedication to diverting gameday waste from landfills goes hand-in-hand with our advanced recycling mission.”
RTS will also support the new stadium through sponsorship activities, including in-stadium signage, branding on all waste receptacles and an educational pregame video to encourage fan participation in recycling during events.
“D.C. United are committed to being environmentally responsible along with preserving and protecting the area around Audi Field,” said Tom Hunt, D.C. United president, in a statement. “The District of Columbia are focused on environmental sustainability, and as a team that represents the nation’s capital, we want to reflect that same commitment while also providing fans with a world-class venue.”