Iowa State Fair Sets New Recycling Record in 2012
Monday, September 10, 2012 Des Moines, IA
For the second straight year, Waste Management has set a new recycling record at the Iowa State Fair. Waste Management recycled more than 29 tons at the 2012 State Fair, surpassing their 2011 record of 19 tons.
“Waste Management strives to give back to the communities we serve, particularly when it comes to the environment,” said Stephanie Regagnon, Waste Management spokesperson. “By setting this record, we not only reduce the amount of waste in Iowa’s landfills, we are helping improve the environment for future generations.”
Waste Management partnered with Keep Iowa Beautiful to keep the fairgrounds clean and maintain 300 recycling containers throughout the fairgrounds. Waste Management also worked with vendors at the Fair to encourage recycling.
“The Iowa State Fair recycling program is a great example of organizations working together with the community to improve the environment,” said Iowa State Fair CEO and Manager Gary Slater. “We are excited to set this new record, and we hope attendees were inspired to take home the eco-friendly practices they saw at the Fair. It is also important for Iowans to realize how important it is to make sure that events like the Iowa State Fair present a clean and attractive image to the public”
The Iowa State Fair is an 11-day event that hosts more than 1 million attendees. The 2013 Iowa State Fair is August 8-18.
For more information on recycling and to see what is recyclable in your community, visit https://www.wm.com/residential/recycling-services.jsp.
About Waste Management
Waste Management, Inc., based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. It is also one of the largest residential recycler and a leading developer, operator and owner of waste-to-energy and landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. The company’s customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America. Bagster is provided by WM Bagco, LLC, a Waste Management company. Collection services provided by a local local operating subsidiary of Waste Management, inc. Bagster, Dumpster in a Bag, Buy. Fill. Gone., and Take It On are marks of WM Bagco, LLC. To learn more, visit www.wm.com or www.thebagster.com.
About Keep Iowa Beautiful
in 2000, as an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, and a nonprofit organization of Iowa citizens, communities, companies and organizations dedicated to empowering Iowans in reducing litter, preventing illegal dumping, increasing the attractiveness of Iowa and growing community enhancement efforts. For more information on Keep Iowa Beautiful, visit www.keepiowabeautiful.com.
About Iowa State Fair
Frequently ranked as one of the top events in the country, the Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair, located at East 30th and East University, just 10 minutes from downtown Des Moines, is Iowa’s greatest celebration with a salute to the best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement. Nothing Compares to Fair Favorites, August 8-18, 2019. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.