Monday, February 7, 2011

Super Bowl Cleanup

From Republic Services:

As city and stadium prepare for a record number of fans, someone has to take out the trash

Attendees at this year’s Super Bowl at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Tex. February 6 will cheer on the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers at one of the year’s biggest days in sports and they will leave behind a lot of trash. Another key team will help make the management of those materials a seamless part of the day’s events. Republic Services of North Texas will be taking care of the empty cups, cans and other garbage and recycling as much of the material as possible.

“Based on other events at the stadium, we expect to recycle nearly 11 tons of material from Super Bowl Sunday,” said Nick Stefkovich, area president for Republic Services of North Texas.  

As the stadium gets set to accommodate even more fans with standing-room tickets, that number could grow.  

“There might be a lot of trash talk going on that day, but there will be an equal amount of actual trash to be dealt with, and we’re looking forward to the challenge,” said Stefkovich. 
In fact, the Republic Services team feels that it is up to the task. The company manages the waste and recycling at this venue and many other stadiums and arenas all across the country year-round.  

“After the game, most people will be talking about the big plays, or the commercials. Our folks will be taking care of business so that before you know it, you won’t even be able to tell that nearly 100,000 were there,” said Stefkovich.  

Republic Services, Inc. provides recycling and solid waste collection, transfer and disposal services in the United States and Puerto Rico. The Company’s various operating units, including collection companies, transfer stations, recycling centers and landfills, are focused on providing reliable environmental services and solutions for commercial, industrial, municipal and residential customers. For more information, visit the Republic Services website at

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