Curbside recycling a success at 2006
Delaware State Fair
Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources
(DNREC) strategically placed plastic and aluminum recycling bins
around the Delaware State fairgrounds.
Each night, with assistance from a group of Americorps
volunteers, all of the recyclable waste from the containers was
collected and shipped to a Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA)
recycling center. Along with the aluminum and plastic, DSWA and
DNREC collected corrugated cardboard waste from the Fair and its
concessionaires, attractions, and sponsors.
According to Jim Short of DNREC, approximately
252 pounds of plastic, 135 pounds of aluminum, and 7,080 pounds
of cardboard were collected during the 10 day event for a total
of 7,467 pounds of combined recyclable collection.