GLRPPR Sector Resource: Best Management Practices Guidebook for Special Event-Generated Waste in Rural Communities
Best Management Practices Guidebook for Special Event-Generated Waste in Rural Communities
The Guidebook is the result of over a year working with event organizers, state and local recycling officials, and other partners in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont to test a variety of recycling strategies at six special events in rural communities. In each state, one of these events was an agricultural fair. The other recycling pilots were implemented at a flower show, a heritage day, and a crafts fair. For each of these events, a planning team conducted site visits with event organizers, gathered data on past solid waste management activities, and developed a Recycling Plan that included recommendations for reducing waste at the 2005 event.
During or after each event, a waste characterization analysis of material to be disposed of or recycled was conducted. These analyses involved the hand sorting of hundreds of pounds of trash to analyze the major components of the waste, by type. Based on the collected data, observations at the events, and communications with event organizers, revised recommendations were presented to each event organizer for further developing their event's Recycling Plan for 2006.
Northeast Recycling Council
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