Tiger Tailgate Recycled 18.6 Tons of of Trash

7 years 6 months 2 weeks ago Wednesday, December 08 2010 Dec 8, 2010 Wednesday, December 08, 2010 8:14:00 AM CST December 08, 2010 in News

COLUMBIA - University of Missouri football fans accumulated more than 18 tons of of glass, plastic and aluminum.  The Tiger Tailgate Recycling program is through Sustain Mizzou.  It also works with the City of Columbia, Landscape Services, Mizzou Athletics and Anheuser-Busch.

Tiger Tailgating works works with more than 50 volunteers, who donate a total of more than 300 hours of their time.  The program began in 2005.

The amount recycled this year is up almost two tons from last years Tiger Tailgate Recycling.  Project leader Maggie Holleman said there were more night games this year, which left tailgaters more time to empty containers.

Holleman said tailgaters are beginning to help out even more.  "All the fans love us, actually they wait for us to come around with bags, and a lot of fans have actually started bringing their own bags, so they're catching on.  Mizzou fans are really ready do recycle."

Tiger Tailgate Recycling saw the biggest spike in numbers when College Gameday came to Columbia. 

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