Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, has a new agreement with New York-based Recycle Track Systems (RTS) to provide a variety of services that will be aimed at improving sustainability. The five-year contract will include streamlining Citi Field’s operational efficiencies and increasing food waste recycling. In addition, RTS will participate in several New York Mets in-game recycling promotions to celebrate sustainability and educate the fans about responsible trash collection.
“Recycle Track Systems is proud to partner with Citi Field and leverage our technology to help handle the complexities of their waste management and streamline their recycling process,” said Greg Lettieri, Co-Founder and CEO of RTS. “We are thrilled they trust our industry experience to support their waste flow process and enhance their service quality.”
As part of the agreement, RTS will be prominently exhibited in the stadium with trash containers adorned with the RTS logo and the company’s name advertised on the right field wall.
RTS was also a co-sponsor of the National Hockey League’s Winter Classic at Citi Field on January 1, 2018. According to Lettieri, RTS served as the direct liaison with Citi Field and NHL Green, in support of their continued commitment to diverting from the landfill and increasing the amount of recycling material that comes out of games. NHL Green is the League’s environmental initiative dedicated to promoting sustainable practices.
Following the Winter Classic, nearly 18,000 square footage of plywood used to build the outdoor rink was collected by RTS and donated to Materials for the Arts (MFTA), a Long Island City, New York-based program of the Department of Cultural Affairs that supports thousands of non-profit organizations and public schools throughout New York City. MFTA also received approximately 27 rolls of un-used snow from the game.
RTS and NHL Green co-sponsored a Natural Resources Defense Council “Green Team” which collected recyclables within the stands during game-breaks. The NRDC is the nation’s leading environmental advocacy organization.