Ravens fans who roll into Lot G at M&T Bank Stadium Sunday for the home opener against Cleveland are in for a last-minute change in signals about what to do with all the trash and debris their pre-game partying generates.
Parking attendants will be at the gate handing out recycling bags as each vehicle rolls in. Tailgaters will be "encouraged," the press release says, to put all their bottles, cans and plastic in the sacks and then deposit the bundles in recycling containers by the parking lot entrance. A recycling "team" will be circulating through the parking lot to hand out extra bags, help collect the filled bags and "encourage" recycling.
The blitz on tailgaters is an expansion of the recycling efforts already established inside M&T Bank Stadium. Teaming up in the effort are the Ravens, the Maryland Stadium Authority and Central Parking System. They plan to expand the recycling drive to other parking lots as the season progresses. For details, go here.
(Tailgating at M&T Bank Stadium, 2004 Baltimore Sun photo by Doug Kapustin)