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Dynamo defender Andre Hainault, Greenstar Recycling CEO Marcelo Figueira host America Recycles Day recycle drive

460 lbs of recyclable materials collected from Dynamo fans

HOUSTON (Friday, November 16, 2012) – The Houston Dynamo and Greenstar Recycling hosted an America Recycles Day recycle drive at BBVA Compass Stadium yesterday as part of Dynamo Charities’ “Building a Better Planet” campaign.

For the campaign, Dynamo Charities collaborated with Greenstar Recycling to encourage the Houston community to bring their recyclables to BBVA Compass Stadium. Greenstar Recycling managed the public recycling drive, with Dynamo defender Andre Hainault and Greenstar Recycling CEO Marcelo Figueira on hand to help with collection efforts. The America Recycles Day drive generated 460 lbs of recyclable materials, contributing to the “Building a Better Planet” campaign’s commitment to making a positive impact on the environment.

In 2012, the Dynamo and Greenstar Recycling collected more than 88,315 lbs of recyclables through various channels, including the BBVA Compass Stadium recycling program and the Greenstar Recycling SoccerFest collection held before every Dynamo home game.

Dynamo Charities received the J. Howard Rambin III Founder’s Award in October, an award honoring the organization’s time and efforts to beautify the City of Houston.

Greenstar Recycling also recently announced Darrin Peterson as its Greenstar Fan of the Year. Over the course of the season, Peterson dropped off over 3,300 pounds of recyclables. With the help of Dynamo fans, Greenstar Recycling collected over 44 tons of recyclables in 2012, over twice as much collected in 2011.

The Houston Dynamo are a Major League Soccer club that has won two MLS Cup championships and three conference championships in its first six seasons and qualified to represent the United States in international competition five times, including in the 2012-13 CONCACAF Champions League. The team currently trains in the Methodist Champions’ Field at Houston Amateur Sports Park (HASP), the premier training facility in Southeast Texas. The Houston Dynamo will start playing at BBVA Compass Stadium in downtown Houston on May 12 against DC United. For more information, log on to or call (713) 276-7500.

Greenstar is one of America’s recycling leaders providing sustainable recycling solutions in the recycle processing, commodity upgrading, managed services and commodity trading sectors of the solid waste market. Greenstar launched its North American operations in 2007 and has grown quickly to become one of the largest recycling companies in America. The company handles two million tons of recyclables per year, servicing over 12 million customers through a network of 14 processing facilities with over 10,000 managed services locations.

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Dynamo Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization and the charitable arm of the Houston Dynamo. It believes in using the power of the Dynamo and the sport of soccer to support the Houston community. For more information, log on to or call (713) 276-7574.

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