Sep 15, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Fans line up outside of Arrowhead Stadium before the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Kansas City Chiefs. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs To Host Annual Recycling Drive

The Kansas City Chiefs will be hosting their second annual recycling drive at Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday, May 3 from 8 a.m. to noon. The drive is part of the Chiefs’ Extra Yard for the Environment program and will feature several different local vendors who will be accepting hundred of different types of items.

Chiefs’ president Mark Donovan discussed the event in a press release.

“One of our organization’s long-term goals is to be a positive example for recycling and sustainability efforts in the community where we live, work and play,” Donovan said. “We were overwhelmed with the turnout for the inaugural recycling drive last year and we are anticipating another great turnout this year as more people become aware of what kind of recycling asset this event is for our community.”

A preview of the list of vendors for the event can be found here: goarrowhead.com/recycling-drive. This includes Harvesters (non-perishable food items), Habitat for Humanity Restore, and Goodwill among others. There will even be a group there who will be accepting kitchen sinks, lawn mowers, and A/C units.

The Chiefs have made a pretty big push in recent years to be more environmentally friendly. Since increasing their efforts the organization estimates they increased their was diversion (the amount of waste that is diverted from landfills through recycling, composting and other means) from 11% to 50%. That’s about 814 tons of waste that is not sitting in a landfill somewhere.

The drive will take place in Lot E of the stadium, which you can enter via Gate 2 or Gate 5. You can find more information about the Chiefs’ recycling initiative here.

 

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