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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, July 5, 2013
Brian Stafki, Thurston County Solid Waste Education & Outreach at (360) 867-2284

Recycling Volunteers Needed to Help Keep the 2013 Fair Green

All of the laughter and ladybugs at this year's fair are sure to be tons of fun, but it could also add up to tons of trash. That's why the Thurston County Fair and the Thurston County Solid Waste Division are teaming up to invite volunteers to help fairgoers find the right bin for their recyclables and compostable materials, and help keep the trash to a minimum.

Each volunteer will work a three-hour shift during fair week, which runs Wednesday, July 31 through Sunday,
August 4. Volunteers will staff recycling and waste stations throughout the fairgrounds and will help fairgoers separate the food scraps, soiled paper, beverage containers, and other compostable materials and recyclables. Each volunteer will receive two free fair admission tickets and a parking pass for the day of their shift. No previous experience or special training is required, and scout groups, church groups, and service organizations are encouraged to invite their members to join in the fair fun and help the environment.

To sign up to be a recycling volunteer at the 2013 Thurston County Fair, go to www.ThurstonSolidWaste.org and click on "Volunteers," or contact Brain Stafki at (360) 867-2284 or StafkiB@co.thurston.wa.us. The Thurston County Solid Waste webpages also have more information about the county's recycling and composting programs, and the products and materials that go in your recycling bin and composting bin.

To learn more about this year's events, entertainment and exhibits, contact the Thurston County Fair Office at
(360) 786-5453 or visit www.co.thurston.wa.us/fair.

"Laughter and Ladybugs at the Thurston County Fair!"
July 31 - Aug. 4, 2013



County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3