Exciting community events can end up producing a high volume of recyclable material. Partnerships and coordinated event management are essential to implementing an effective recycling plan at street fairs and special events.
These large-scale venues attract massive crowds and produce massive waste. Various strategies, including pre-event recycling, special programs, and post-event recycling, are key parts of a comprehensive recycling plan.
In 2007, 60% of Americans could recycle at home via a curbside collection system. In the United States, 84% of the population has access to residential curbside recycling in the Northeast, 76% in the West coast, 61% in the Midwest and only 30% in the South. There are 8,660 recycling programs operating in the United States.