Veolia Environmental Services expected this weekend’s FA Cup Final to be the greenest ever.
The waste management firm said ahead of Saturday’s showcase event that 75% of waste created at Wembley Stadium would be recycled.
Veolia expected Liverpool and Chelsea fans to create 24 tonnes of rubbish – and set out to recover three-quarters of this.
This would be a significant improvement on the 50% of waste recycled after the 2011 cup final.
Veolia said 50,000 plastic pint pots and 24,000 plastic drinks bottles would be recycled, along with more than 3,000 pie boxes and 3,000 burger wraps.
Chelsea beat Liverpool 2-1 to lift the FA Cup for the fourth time in six years.
Wembley will host several big games this month, with huge crowds expected for the play-off finals that will decide promotion to the Premier League and the three divisions of the football league.