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Recycling at the Hartford Marathon

Organization(s) Connecticut Dept. of Environmental Protection
Project Description Special events present their own set of challenges to organizing effective recycling options. Staff from the Pollution Prevention (P2) Office, Hartford City Council, Waste & Recycling Department, and Parks Department teamed up with the Hartford Marathon Foundation to pilot special events recycling, starting with this year's Hartford Marathon on October 9, 2004. Ten recyclables collection units ("Clear StreamTM") were placed in Bushnell Park along with 15 95-gallon blue recycling toters. The Clear StreamTM units make recycling straightforward because they have holes in their lids that fit only bottles and cans and are well labeled. In addition, the clear bags allow people to see what is in the receptacle, discouraging its use for trash. With the help of enthusiastic volunteers, most bottles were collected for recycling and the grounds were trash free. The pilot program was a success, great learning experience, and jump-start to establishing recycling at all special events held in the city.

Project Contact
Name Nan Peckham
Phone 860-424-3357
Project Keywords
Activity Keywords Research and development
Newsletter Northeast Assistance & Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 15 No. 1, Winter 2005 [PDF]


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