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Penn State Teams with Recycling Authority for Tailgate Cleanup

For the remainder of the home games, about 50 student tailgate ambassadors will walk around the tailgate lots to hand out bags and explain what can and cannot go in each bag.

After a massive amount of litter was left behind at Penn State tailgate sites, the Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority (Pa.) posted images on Facebook in an effort to get more people to use the free clear trash bags and blue recycling bags that are available throughout the tailgating lots surrounding Beaver Stadium.

Many of the people who are taking advantage of the bags aren’t using them properly. So for the remainder of the home games, about 50 student tailgate ambassadors will walk around the tailgate lots to hand out bags and explain what can and cannot go in each bag.

Centre Daily Times has more:

Tailgating is a time-honored tradition at Penn State home football games. But a Facebook post by the county’s recycling authority showing the trash tailgaters leave behind sparked outrage in the community.

The Sept. 18 post went “viral,” said Amy Schirf, education coordinator for Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority.

To date, it has about 1,600 reactions, 4,500 shares and 1,100 comments.

Read the full story here.

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