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State Fair organizers working to improve recycling plan

Posted at 12:44 PM, Aug 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-03 09:38:13-04

PUEBLO — The State Fair in Pueblo is all about fun and creating wonderful memories, but it also creates a lot of trash. Officials from the fair say they employ about 135-people to work on trash duties. One of the things they want to continue to work on is the recycle efforts at the fairgrounds.

There are recycling options like having bins around the events center. Animal manure is used for top soil and one man even takes the cooking oil used by vendors and turns it into fuel for his vehicle.

The Director of Operations at the fair, Michelle Hines, says they want to make sure to do their part, "I think it is important because we generate a lot of garbage and 500 to 600 tons a fair, a lot of that is aluminum cans plastic bottles and stuff like that so we want to do our part to keep those out of the landfill."

Hines says they are in the process of improving the recycling plan in time for next years event.