AT&T Park, A World Champion Recycling Program

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For AT&T Park, home of the world-champion San Francisco Giants, improvements in waste management and energy efficiency are a top priority.

ESA worked with the SF Giants at AT&T Park, under a technical assistance contract with the San Francisco Department of the Environment, to increase recycling and composting, helping the ballpark divert waste from landfills and reduce its carbon footprint. ESA analyzed existing waste diversion practices at the venue and worked with Giants staff to develop a plan for improvements. We helped broaden the accessibility of recycling and composting throughout the stadium including access for fans, provided training for concessionaires and ballpark staff, and facilitated a connection between the Giants and the City of San Francisco's green job training program, Environment Now, whose staff have assisted with monitoring bins and educating the public during games.

ESA's assistance and recommendations for program improvements contributed to the diversion of 3.5 million pounds of ballpark waste from landfills in 2009, a rate of 75 percent, up from 57 percent the previous year. This success exceeds the City of San Francisco's recycling goal. AT&T Park was recognized by the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery with a Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP) award. ESA continues to work with AT&T Park to build upon the success of their award-winning waste diversion program.

Specialized Services

  • Community outreach programs
  • Compliance audits and tracking
  • Organics diversion
  • Project website; social media management and communication materials development
  • Recycling programs
  • Worker education programs