Blue Going Green
Blueberry FestivalLabor Day WeekendAugust 29 - Sept. 1, 2014Plymouth, Indiana
Marshall County Blueberry Festival 888-936-5020    574-936-5020       E-MAIL US

Blue Goes Green in 2014

The Marshall County Blueberry Festival started its recycling efforts in 2008. Since then, we’ve diverted literally TONS of trash into recycling. In case you’re wondering, all Blueberry waste that isn’t recycled gets landfilled just a few miles away (literally)! Yuck!

In 2014 we continue to encourage all our Festival patrons, vendors, and volunteers to recycle your bottles and cans. We’ve placed recycling containers all over the park for your convenience. Before you toss that can or bottle, make sure you’ve located a recycling bin and throw your EMPTY container in there. Thanks!

All over the country, festivals large and small are "going green," taking steps to cut down on trash headed for the local landfill. We at Blueberry are doing our part to keep our event clean and green! In 2013 we recycled 7.4 tons, that's a lot of plastic, cans and cardboard. Thanks to all who recycled!

Thank you to our sponsor Mil-tek. Located here in Plymouth, Miil-tek sells equipment for sorting and baling to companies that have lots of recyclables to deal with. The air-powered balers and trash compactors provide a flexible alternative to hydraulic machinery. Stop by their booth in the front of the park and watch the balers in action.
Thank you to Coca-Cola Bottling Company for awarding the Blueberry Festival a grant in 2013 purchase new recycling bins. With these additional bins, we are able to provide more opportunities for Festival goers to recycle and keep even more recyclables out of our area landfill!
Here's what we have recycled since our campaign began.
2009 - 3 Tons     2010 - 6.45 Tons     2011 - 8.25 Tons     2012 - 6.8 Tons     2013 - 7.4 Tons

We need your help! Show your Community Spirit by helping Blue go Green in 2014!

Recycle all you can at the Festival, and if you want to be more involved, become a member of the Green Team to help promote recycling throughout the Festival.

Contact the Blueberry office for more information, or Marianne Peters, Blueberry Festival Recycling Coordinator, at marianne-peters@comcast.net.


The fun fact is...
American colonists made gray paint by boiling blueberries in milk.