Fan Cans Help Boost Community Recycling and Sustainability Efforts at Parks & Recreation Sports Fields

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Fan Cans deepen their green impact at the local level with increased recycling rates in neighborhood parks and recreation fields, as well as innovative sustainability programs for corporate sponsors.

Fan Cans Baseball Recycling Receptacle

“This new Fan Cans initiative is a win-win all around,” notes John Reed, Director, Wood County Solid Waste Authority. “Fan Cans are fun, and stand out at our ball fields and parks, so families, fans, and athletes notice them and use them".

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Fan Cans, LLC recently announced the selection of its unique waste and recycling receptacles by several local governments and corporate sponsors to help drive community recycling programs at baseball and football fields, stadiums and parks. Cities and counties in states across the country, including California, Connecticut, Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Missouri and West Virginia, are taking advantage of the unique ability of Fan Cans to attract fan attention, which not only increases waste and recycling collection, but also enables local, regional and national sponsors to support their communities and promote sustainability initiatives on a local level.

In Wood County, West Virginia, for example, the county’s Solid Waste Authority has teamed up with corporate sponsor DuPont Washington Works, as well as The Polymer Alliance, to place sixty Fan Cans baseball recycling receptacles – sporting West Virginia University blue and gold colors and the Wood County Parks and Recreation logo – at ball fields in three counties. DuPont sponsored the purchase of the Fan Cans, and The Polymer Alliance will purchase the recyclable material to provide funding for new baseball league equipment, uniforms, signage, and field maintenance.

“This new Fan Cans initiative is a win-win all around,” notes John Reed, Director, Wood County Solid Waste Authority. “Fan Cans are fun, and stand out at our ball fields and parks, so families, fans, and athletes notice them and use them. By sponsoring our baseball receptacles, DuPont and The Polymer Alliance show they are good corporate citizens in our community. And for the Little League Teams, the more recyclable material they collect, the more they earn -and that revenue goes right back into improving their fields and purchasing equipment,” Reed explains.

Burns & McBride, a trash and recycling service provider in Delaware, recently sponsored Fan Cans baseball and football recycling receptacles for local high school and recreation fields in the Wilmington, Delaware metro area – expanding their community outreach program and increasing their brand’s exposure to sports fans and families with a nontraditional advertising channel.

In Georgetown, South Carolina, 80 Fan Cans baseball receptacles will be installed in the county’s new state-of-the-art ball fields. Paul McCulloch, Recreation Manager for Georgetown County Parks and Recreation, states, “We have six new high-end fields that will be a sports tourism destination for tournaments throughout the year and eleven new local league fields. Fan Cans are more noticeable and fun to use in high-traffic areas and have high appeal to fans and teams.”

With these latest placements, Fan Cans, LLC extends its focus from MLB, MiLB, NFL, NASCAR, Indy and college/university markets to local communities, municipalities and sponsors. “Fans Cans allow sponsors and municipalities to showcase their community support while grabbing fan and media attention,” says Ramsey Crosby, Fans Cans LLC’s chief operating officer. “Customers can order as few as 25 Fan Cans, so we’re able to meet large sports franchise and corporate needs, as well as smaller, more local needs,” says Crosby.

The Fan Cans product line includes 45-gallon recycling and waste receptacles in customizable colors and logos with baseball batter, football, and motorsports helmet lids. Fan Cans utilize up to 50% post-consumer and industrial plastic, and all Fan Cans are 100% recyclable at the manufacturer at the end of their life cycle.

About Fan Cans, LLC: Fan CansTM, LLC is a Maryland-based company that has designed and patented sports affinity commercial recycling and waste container lids, and has a strategic manufacturing relationship with Toter, Inc. Fan Cans is the recipient of SmartCEO’s “Eco Award”, and was nominated for the 2010 National Sports Forum’s “Sales Advertising Marketing Management Idea of the Year (SAMMY)” Award, as well as Baltimore Business Journal’s “Green Entrepreneur and Green Product of the Year” in 2009. For details, please visit

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