Fenway Park is a single-stream recycling facility meaning all recyclable materials can be comingled including plastic, cardboard, and paper. Blue recycling bins are strategically located throughout the ballpark for the convenience of fans. The Boston Red Sox encourage you to use the recycling bins and support our efforts as we aim to conserve important raw materials.
The Boston Red Sox have made great progress in diverting recyclables from landfills. In 2012 almost 400 tons of materials were diverted and recycled. From Fenway Park, recyclables are taken by Waste Management to their sorting facility in Avon, Massachusetts then recycled into new cloths, cardboard, cans and bottles
Poland Spring Green Team
In 2008, the Boston Red Sox launched the Poland Spring Green Team, a first of its kind recycling initiative. During all home games at Fenway Park, volunteers spread throughout the seating bowl to collect recyclables from fans.
Big Belly Trash and Recycling Stations
Big Belly Solar Trash and Recycling Stations surround the perimeter of Fenway Park. The trash stations contain solar-powered compactors and can collect five times as much refuse as standard trash barrels. Their innovative design significantly reduces collection frequency, keeping gas-guzzling trash vehicles off the road and reducing harmful emissions. Directly adjacent to the solar-powered compacting trash stations are single-stream recycling stations.
With concessionaire partner Aramark, the Boston Red Sox have committed to composting organic or biodegradable food waste including excess fruits, vegetables, meat, poultry, seafood, and other foodstuffs. Waste Management sends the food waste to either Brickends Farm in Hamilton, Massachusetts or Rocky Hill Farm in Saugus, Massachusetts where it becomes top-quality organic compost.
What isn't recycled or composted is hauled to a waste-to-energy plant in Saugus, Massachusetts. The Saugus waste-to-energy facility generates a renewable energy and delivers clean electricity to the local utility. With a generating capacity of 38 megawatts the facility produces enough energy to supply 47,000 Massachusetts homes.