The Redbirds and Blue Skies Recycling Make Game Day Green

Blue Skies Recycling, has begun working with the St. Louis Cardinals to help them go green. Blue Skies is now handling all glass and food waste recycling for the Redbirds and saving them money while allowing them to be more environmentally responsible.

St. Louis, MO, April 30, 2011 --( Baseball season is in full swing, which means warm weather, cold beverages, and, of course, hot dogs, the premier ballpark food. Unfortunately, the surplus of hot dogs and other excess concession stand goodies usually finds its way into overflowing landfills in most of the 30 baseball stadiums across the country. This year, however, the St. Louis Cardinals have hit a home run by partnering with Blue Skies Recycling to recycle its excess food.

Blue Skies Recycling was founded by Harry Cohen, a passionate recycler whose enthusiasm for the cause comes from his grandfather and father, who were both also in the recycling business. Blue Skies reduces landfill waste and improves the environment through customized waste collection, valet-style pickup and “green marketing” services. Cohen’s passion results not only in a greener earth, but also in satisfied clients, such as Hosei Maruyama, Stadium Operations Systems Administrator for the Cardinals.

“Blue Skies has been extremely easy to work with, very accommodating and customer-oriented every step of the way,” Hosei says. “If we have a question or need anything, I can pick up the phone and Harry will be there to take care of us.”

Hosei says that both glass and food waste from Busch Stadium streamed into a landfill before the Cards started using Blue Skies’ services late last year. Now that the Cardinals are using Blue Skies Recycling, Hosei says they not only avoid landfill fees but can also feel good about being environmentally responsible. As an added bonus, Hosei says Blue Skies make recycling easy.

“No storage area is needed for a large container – the yellow bins are simply placed around the stadium, easily moved and gathered at one location for a quick pick up,” Hosei says. “I highly recommend Blue Skies Recycling to any professional sports team or large events group, but also suggest that anyone with composting or glass recycling needs be introduced to their solutions.”

Blue Skies Recycling
Harriet Schneider