State Fair Recycling

The N.C. Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance will be staffing a recycling and composting education booth this year at the State Fair and we need volunteers. The fair will be held in Raleigh off Blue Ridge Road Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009-Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009.

The recycling and composting education booth will be part of the GreenNC tent. The booth will include a vermicomposting bin, a plastic bottle sculpture and a recycling commitment form that will be completed on-line. Volunteers will need to be comfortable answering questions about recycling and composting. A few educational handouts will be given to volunteers to quickly bring you up to speed on our main educational topics and initiatives. Breaks will be given throughout your shift but you will be standing while at the booth, chairs will not be available.

The recycling effort will be a little different this year at the fair. The recycling bins will be scattered throughout the fairgrounds but will not require volunteers to staff them. However, we will ask that one volunteer on the 9 a.m. shift walk the fairgrounds to check on the bins and speak to any vendors that need to be reminded of the recycling program.

The morning shift will be 4 hours from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The remaining shifts will be 3 hours each. There will be 2 volunteers per shift except the morning shift will have 3.
Volunteers will be given:
1. A daily entrance ticket to get into the fair for free each day you work,
2. A Fair t-shirt, and
3. A parking pass or bus pass (if you sign up to work 2, 3 hour shifts – they do not need to be consecutive shifts). Keep in mind, parking is very limited and using the Park and Ride may still be your best option to get to the fairgrounds.

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete this survey with the preferred days and times you can work. N.C. DPPEA will contact you closer to the event to confirm your date, time, station and directions to the Fairgrounds.

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