WE (Wolfpack Excellence) Recycle
- One of the original recycling efforts at a University Football venue.
- Awarded as "Most Innovative Program" by the Carolina Recycling Association in 2003
"WE Recycle," NC State's Stadium Tailgate Recycling Program was started by a Caldwell Fellow in 2003 in coordination with the WRR Office. Originally called the "Chuck It" Recycling, (after former head coach Chuck Amato) seeing the chuck wagon rolling through collecting bottles and cans was a familiar site to tailgaters preparing for the next NC State victory. After the departure of coach Chuck Amato the effort was rebranded the "WE Recycle" program and recycles nearly 20 tons of beverage containers each season, making it one of the nation's most productive stadium recycling efforts. The program relies on volunteers, cruising the tailgating lots in the hours before the game to stress the importance of recycling to the whole NC State community.
The program was created to inspire Alumni and students to reduce their "paw print" and divert material from the landfill by providing ways to recycle while tailgating. In addition, the "WE Recycle" program seeks to inspire the Wolfpack to victory through providing a sense of community, continuity with the past and by generating wolfpack spirit.
Volunteers are needed to distribute bags to tailgaters and instruct them on how to utilize their blue bags for recycling. The blue bags are primarily distributed by volunteers but are also available from Wolfpack In The House (WITH) and the Wolfpack Club representatives. To volunteer, see the side bar of this page. As a tailgater, remember to tie the blue bag and place it on the ground to be picked up by recycling collection crew.