We were thrilled to deliver a successful recycling program at the Indiana State Fair in partnership with KAB. We gained valuable insight about less obvious generators of recyclable material around the fair grounds and will tweak our placement of bins accordingly. We look forward to growing the impact of this already very successful program in the years ahead.”        – Carey Hamilton, Indiana Recycling Coalition (IRC) Executive Director

Looking to improve your event recycling and composting programs? Take advantage of the following materials and lessons learned from Keep America Beautiful’s work with the Indiana State Fair, Kitsap (WA) County Fair and Arlington (VA) County Fair.

PLANNING

Standard Operating Procedures:

Indiana State Fair: 16-day fair, 978,000 attendees

Arlington County Fair: 4-day fair, 59,000 attendees

Kitsap County Fair: 5-day fair, 78,900 attendees

BIN PLACEMENT AND
MATERIALS TRACKING

Arlington Bin Performance Worksheet Sample

KAB Bin Maps Samples

Bin Performance Worksheet Template 1

Bin Performance Worksheet Template 2

EDUCATION & AWARENESS

Bin Signs:
Recycling Bin Insert – Sample

Composting Bin Insert – Sample

Prompts:

Recycle Feather Flag Sample

Education Booth:

Tip Sheet: Setting Up Your Recycling Education Booth

Recycling Fact Sheet Template

Kitsap County “Tricky 10” Handout – Sample

I Recycled stickers (print ready)

Recycling Decoder Handout

VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT

Volunteer Job Description Template
Volunteer Sign-Up Sheet Template
Volunteer Things to Know Memo Template
Volunteer Recycling Script Template
Ask Me About Recycling Button jpg and
zip file format

 

VENDOR RELATIONS

Green Vendor Award Template

REFERENCE MATERIALS

Articles:
Article: Lessons Learned for Developing an
Enduring, Robust Fair Recycling System

Reports:

Arlington County Fair Final Report

Indiana State Fair Final Report

Indiana State Fair Composting Observation and Survey

Kitsap County Final Report

Webinars:

KAB Fair Webinar

KAB Fair Webinar – Audio Recording

Keep America Beautiful’s work to improve recycling at state and county fairs is funded by Alcoa Foundation. This initiative is part of a joint 2012 Clinton Global Initiative commitment.