Waste Reduction at Summer Hailey Special Events


Hailey has partnered with the Environmental Resource Center (ERC) for recycling and waste diversion at the Hailey Rocks Concert series and at the Hailey Rodeo (aluminum only).  The ERC diverted 601 lbs. of aluminum from the 2023 rodeo series!

Erica Exline, PUP Program Manager from the ERC tells us, “I have seen the positive difference the compostable plates and bowls are making in Hailey and it is substantial. Vendors are voluntarily switching to compostables and the feedback we are getting is super positive!”

“People also really love the face-to-face contact where they can learn what is recyclable and compostable in our valley and ask questions. The confusion, especially among people who have just relocated here, is causing great frustration for those that feel they don’t have an easy and obvious place to find answers. Our recycle/compost stations are offering an opportunity to educate the public and create a positive atmosphere around recycling and composting here. WE’RE A HIT!”

Here is the data for the summer to date:

  Aluminum Plastic Glass Compost
Hailey Rocks 6/29/2023 15 lbs. 3 lbs. 6.25 lbs. 29 lbs.
Hailey Rodeo 7/2/2023 188 lbs. 0 0 0
Hailey Rodeo 7/3/2023 249 lbs. 0 0 0
Hailey Rodeo 7/4/2023 164 lbs. 0 0 0
Hailey Rocks 7/6/2023 12 lbs. 1 lb. 12.5 lbs. 43.5 lbs.
Hailey Rocks 7/13/2023 12 lbs. 2 lbs. 11 lbs. 44 lbs.
Hailey Rocks 7/20/2023 13 lbs. 3 lbs. 15 lbs. 34 lbs.
Hailey Rocks 6/29/2023 15 lbs. 3 lbs. 6.25 lbs. 29 lbs.
  TOTAL 668 12 51 179.5