Thank you for participating in the 2015 Evergreen State Fair! We are proud to be in the second year of a three year plan to make the Evergreen State Fair a Zero Waste event, and the Evergreenest Fair Ever! With your help, we can reach our goal of a Zero Waste Fair by only distributing materials to Fair visitors that are recyclable, compostable, or reusable.
All vendors should use the 84 Zero Waste Stations located throughout the Fairgrounds to put recyclables, compostables, and garbage in the correct bin. Vendors generating a lot of recyclables, compostables, or garbage at the back end of their booth can contact County Fairgrounds staff and request a separate bin, as needed.
The Zero Waste initiative helps minimize the Fair’s environmental impact and operational costs. Last year an estimated 40 tons of Fair waste was diverted from the landfill through new composting and recycling infrastructure. Going Zero Waste also enhances the Fair experience for visitors. In 2014, 97% of the 363 visitors surveyed at the 2014 Fair said the Zero Waste initiative improved their Fair experience.
Food Service Packaging Policy for Food Vendors Food vendors play a key role in the Zero Waste effort, as a large proportion of the waste generated during the Fair is food related. In 2015, the Evergreen State Fair is instituting the following Compostable Packaging Policy for food vendors :