Amusement Parks Recycle Food Waste

Amusements parks and recreation area provides hours of summer fun with family and friends but they also are responsible for generating tons of material wastes, in particular food scraps and organic waste such as grass clippings, leaves, and branches, every year. Keeping an amusement park clean and operating efficiently is no simple task! Educating employees on how to handle and separate materials that can be recycled such as plastic beverage bottles and paper can be a confusing and challenging endeavor.

One such recreational area in Bristol, Connecticut, the Lake Compounce amusement park, has recently created a new three-year organic waste agreement with their local waste hauler, Covanta. Covanta will offer park employees training on how to correctly and effectively handle organics separation which will then in turn be used to create energy from the waste.

The Lake Compounce recreational facility holds the special distinction of being the oldest amusement park in North America operating continuously. Park administrators are looking forward to implementing other sustainable waste solutions as a way to keep the facility clean for visitors and help to reduce the costs associated with disposing of trash in landfills.

WasteCare Wants You to Remember: Whether your business has been around for generations or just opened its doors a few months ago, it’s never too late or too soon to think about ways to reduce your waste disposal fees. Waste recycling, materials re-use, organic waste composting, and waste to energy solutions are becoming more affordable and available with every passing year. When was the last time your business did a waste audit? If it’s been more than a year, you might want to look and see what employees are putting in the dumpster – you might be able to turn that garbage into gold!