Waste Diversion Assessment
The Winter Classic event team was able to build the hockey rink so the wood could be easily dismantled, deconstructed, and reused after the event. The team looked to RTS for alternative options to disposing both the wood and unused synthetic ‘snow’ with RTS’ network of donation partners, and it relied upon RTS to track the amount of landfill diversion achieved.
By coordinating with the events and operations team, RTS was able to pre-coordinate waste removal logistics and predesignate destinations for reusable items. Several on-site meetings also generated ideas for additional diversion opportunities, finding uses for material that would have otherwise been discarded.
Game Time Recycling
As an added feature, the facility was able to ensure all trash bins were situated next to recycling bins. To increase fan awareness of the recycling program, the stadium, in partnership with NRDC and RTS, brought together a “green team” to make its way through the stands and collect recyclables during the game.