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10 events that need their own landfills

By: Bryan Nelson on Oct. 29, 2009, 5:13 p.m.
Sanford Stadium at the University of Georgia

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UGA vs. South Carolina, 2009

After the University of Georgia's 2009 home opener against South Carolina, clean-up crews were stunned to find over 70 tons of trash, not to mention numerous instances of urination and defecation across campus. Day games usually generate half that amount of trash, but every weekend during the football season, scores of fans gather in stadium parking lots for tailgating parties. Left in their wake are often whole tents left half-standing, abandoned portable grills, and trash strewn everywhere. What kind of school pride is that?