Did you know that Snohomish County's Evergreen State Fair is the Evergreenest Fair Ever? We were the first Fair in the Country to implement a Zero Waste initiative in 2014 with a goal of diverting 100% of Fair generated waste from the landfill by 2017!
Approximately 350,000 people attend the twelve day Fair each year, generating about 120 tons of waste - that's the equivalent weight of about 25 elephants! In 2014, the first year of the Zero Waste initiative, 40 tons of waste (33% of total) was diverted from the landfill over 2013 levels. In 2015 and for every year since then, approximately 50 tons of Fair waste is diverted (45% of total).
We’re still working towards our goal of 100% diversion and you can help us get there! Look for our 3-stream waste stations throughout the fairgrounds where you can separate your waste into Compost/Food Waste, Recyclables, or Garbage/Landfill. Not sure which items go where? Just look for one of our many Zero Waste Educators in bright red shirts and they can help you with sorting items.