Carolina Panthers Recycling Partners volunteers have handed out yellow recycling bags to tailgaters prior to home games for the last five seasons, and on August 8, they will begin another great year.
Before heading into the stadium, tailgaters are instructed to leave the bags (and collapsed cardboard if not in the bag) at the curb to be picked up by the City of Charlotte’s Special Services teams.
Tailgating generates around 100 tons of waste during the season. Last year, volunteers were able to sort out 37 tons of recyclables from that waste, and keep it from the landfill.
Panthers Tailgate Recycling Partners include Bojangles, the City of Charlotte Solid Waste, Hands On Charlotte and the Carolina Panthers. The partnership hopes to increase awareness and participation by increasing communication and education efforts.
Enjoy being part of the Panthers game day excitement? Volunteer!
Join the fun while working for a cleaner, greener Charlotte at the same time. Volunteers are being recruited to assist parking lot operators in distributing extra bags and sharing information with fans about what to recycle and with collection.
- Volunteers are needed for regular home games which start August 8 and have a 1:00 pm kickoff. Volunteer commitment is from 9 a.m. – 12.00 noon.
- Volunteers meet at the Hal Marshal Center (free parking). Volunteer coordinators will meet volunteers at the Hal Marshal building and arrange logistics. (700 N. Tryon Street)
For more information, contact Jake Wilson via email or call 704-432-1772.