The Los Angeles Rams and the University of Southern California (USC) announce plans to help keep the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum clean following game days on Sunday. The Rams will make their 2016 debut on Sept. 18 at the L.A. Coliseum.

With so much anticipation for the NFL season the trash issue is expected to be a big concern as the Coliseum holds more than 90,000 people. The Rams are scheduled to play seven games at the Coliseum, with their first opponent being the Seattle Seahawks.

An estimated 7 to 10 tons of trash is generated after every football game, according to ABC7 reports. Officials want to make sure large amounts of trash does not end up in the landfill. Stadium officials plan to use the zero-waste program in efforts to protect the environment.

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The coliseum will start using entirely recyclable food packaging, which will then be taken by the trash company, and processed correctly based on the different types of trash.

“We will take the mixed waste to a plant, remove everything usable out of that waste, then we process it with machines and people,” said Gary Clifford, executive vice president of Athens Services.

Clifford also mentioned that everything that can be reused will be separated from the trash and anything left over will be taken to an energy plant. As of now, the zero-waste program will only happen with the L.A. Rams games, however, officials hope to expand it.

The Rams will host two preseason games at the Coliseum starting Aug. 13.

Fans should be excited especially since NFL Films will be featuring the team on HBO’s Hard Knocks. Watch the full trailer:

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