Recycling and Composting at 10th Annual Taste of Hudson


Issued by: ReWorks
For more information, contact:
Shelly Kadilak, Education/Promotion Specialist, 330-374-0383

Taste of Hudson Has Appetite for Zero Waste

ReWorks will assist organizers of this year’s Taste of Hudson festival to work towards achieving zero waste.

“For years we have worked with AA Sanitation for recycling and rubbish. This year, we, along with Hudson Environmental Awareness Committee, Reworks, and students from Western Reserve Academy, are taking that initiative much further by expanding recycling opportunities and composting organic materials. This effort is a big step in helping our festival become a leader in creating awareness of Zero Waste in our community,” said Taste of Hudson executive director Andy Malitz. “Special thanks go out to Jim and Tracy Zuccaro at Summit Insurance for supporting this effort along with Taste of Hudson.”

With the intent of achieving zero waste, all Taste of Hudson chefs, vendors, and guests will be asked to practice two waste reduction options. First, plastic bottles, aluminum cans, glass bottles, clean paper, and cardboard are to be placed in the designated recycling containers provided throughout the event. These materials will be collected by AA Sanitation and transported to a Material Recovery Facility in Akron, Ohio. Second, food scraps and organic paper products will be collected from guests and vendors and by the Western Reserve Academy student group and placed in collection containers located near the PNC Community Dining tent. The organic material will be collected by Rosby’s Resource Recycling Inc., who will compost the material at their facility in Brooklyn Heights.

Taste of Hudson will be held August 31 and September 1, 2014. The food, music and lifestyle festival is now a regional destination for Labor Day Weekend and draws nearly 35,000 people over two days, according to event organizers.

ReWorks offers commercial single stream recycling and food scrap composting as a free service to Summit County businesses and schools.

ReWorks is Summit County’s Solid Waste Management Authority. ReWorks provides solutions and leadership to empower Summit County citizens, communities, institutions and businesses to develop and utilize environmentally sound, cost-effective recycling and waste management strategies.

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