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The city of San Diego today said that the tonnage of material recycled at Qualcomm Stadium in the 2007 football season jumped 11 percent over the previous year and 53 percent since 2005.

In total, 1.2 million “beverage containers” were recycled last year, something the Mayor’s Office attributes to an aggressive recycling plan.

From the Mayor’s Office’s release:

Most of the recycling program at Qualcomm Stadium is managed by Urban Corps of San Diego County. After each event Urban Corps cleans the bulk items from the seating sections separating the recyclables from the regular trash. The Corps members also had a greater presence this season in the parking lot before the game collecting recyclables from tailgaters. 

… The non-profit Urban Corps of San Diego County was chartered in 1989 by the City of San Diego as part of a grass-roots movement to provide a solution to the problem of high youth unemployment and high school drop-outs, and the unfulfilled needs for public lands conservation, and community service.

ANDREW DONOHUE

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