Jon Willing, Ottawa Sun
Football fans have been calling their own plays when it comes to tossing their trash at TD Place.
The Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group says a "supply chain delay" prevented the company from deploying the right garbage and recycling containers in time for the start of the RedBlacks' season.
OSEG spokesman Barre Campbell said the size of the Lansdowne Park redevelopment means each delivery is "tightly timed to mesh together."
"As a temporary measure, we deployed large bins clearly labelled for trash, paper products and cans around facility but unfortunately those labels were not fully respected and we were unable to completely sort all recyclable materials from those bins," Campbell wrote in an e-mail Tuesday.
If cans and paper were in with the rest of the garbage, then that's where they stayed when the bags were tied up at the end of night.
Campbell said permanent recycling containers and trash sorters will be ready for the Aug. 15 game against Edmonton.
The RedBlacks and TD Place are "fully committed to sustainability," Campbell said.
Garbage is a sensitive issue around City Hall, with somuch focus on diversion and recycling programs. The city owns the stadium and is OSEG's business partner at Lansdowne.
Of course, notmuch goes unnoticed and undocumented in an era of camera phones and social media. Mayor Jim Watson was tipped off by someone over Twitter about the garbage cans at TD Place holding several beer cans.