WOOSTER — Recent recycling restrictions limited the total tonnage of recycled material diverted at this year’s Wayne County Fair.
The Recycling Committee of the Wayne County Fair reported the recycling sorting center no longer would accept glass and the center required the recycling committee to presort the material and eliminate any contaminated tons or risk having the entire load rejected for sorting.
“We are glad to report that, due to the diligent efforts of Fair Board employees, Waste Management reported that none of our loads were rejected for sorting,” wrote Raymond and Allyson Leisy, recycling committee organizers, in a letter to Wayne County Fair Manager Matt Martin.
The committee was able to divert 15,460 pounds of recycled material from the waste stream in its 12th year of recycling at the Wayne County Fair. In 2018, the committee diverted a record-breaking 24,880 pounds.
The Leisys thanked the fair board for its support of the recycling project specifically fair board employees Tom Dilyard, Tim Becker and Tom Noletti “for their hard work in picking up and sorting material in acceptable loads.” An estimated 20 people were helping to recycle at the fair each day.
Other partners with the program include Northwestern FFA, the Joint Solid Waste District, the Wayne County Soil Water Department, Paradise Composting, Wooster Kiwanis, Waste Management, fair vendors, the fair board and staff and the fair patrols for their efforts to pitch in.