TBF compost crew

Waste Diversion

Waste Diversion

Waste Diversion

Since 2016, we have achieved average diversion rates of at least 60% across all of our festivals.

Waste Station Lyons

That means that of all the waste produced at our festivals, only 40% typically ends up in a landfill. The national average recycling rate was about 35% in 2014, according to the EPA. We’re ahead of the curve, but we’re not stopping there.

Each year, we introduce new initiatives to try to reduce the amount of waste generated at our events. From composting in 2003 to reusable plates in Lyons in 2016, we are always looking for new ways to reduce, reuse and educate.

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