Gallegos Sanitation, Inc. Brings Sustainability Efforts to Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest
FORT COLLINS, Colo., Aug. 12, 2016 — Gallegos Sanitation, Inc. (GSI), a local and family-owned waste and recycling company, is unrolling the green carpet for the 2016 Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest. As part of its Special Event Greening Program, GSI plans to provide a record number of 240 total containers at the three-day festival so that attendees and vendors can discard their waste conveniently, responsibly and sustainably.
“NewWestFest is a beloved tradition in our community that draws crowds of thousands,” said Becca Walkinshaw, Sustainability Coordinator at GSI. “It is our first priority to make sure we model to the public best practices in recycling as well as produce high-quality recycling.”
GSI has provided recycle and waste hauling at the festival for more than 10 years due to their ability to handle large events and their high-impact recycling program. This year’s event will feature 100 locations for attendees to discard their waste, with each location including one trash container and one recycling container for a total of 200 carts, as well as 20 three-yard trash dumpsters and 20 three-yard recycling dumpsters for vendors.
New to the festival recycling program this year is GSI’s glass recycle carts which will capture separated glass from vendors back of house. “These “Glass ONLY” carts will ensure that the glass collected from NWF will be 100 percent recycled – versus glass that is mixed into single-stream recycle system where only a small amount is truly recycled,” stated Walkinshaw.
Throughout the past five years, the festival has generated more than 47 tons of waste, 22.1 tons of which has been kept from landfills due to recycling and composting at local facilities. These savings equal 73 Metric Tons of Carbon Dioxide Equivalents (MTCO2E) and translate to:
• Powering three homes for one year
• Eliminating 43,739 miles driven by an average car
• Planting 473 trees and letting them grow for 10 years
• Reducing the consumption of gasoline by 2,054 gallons
For more information about GSI’s sustainability efforts, call 970-980-6562 or email GreenQueen@GSIwaste.com.
About Gallegos Sanitation, Inc.
Gallegos Sanitation, Inc. (GSI) is a local, family-owned and operated business that has been providing Northern Colorado with waste and recycling services for over 57 years. GSI has grown to be the most visible waste and recycling hauler in Northern Colorado. They offer a variety of services that includes portable toilet and hand-washing station rentals, waste and recycling services for homes, businesses, construction sites, and special events, along with composting and yard waste recycling services. Since 1959, GSI has focused on providing economical, quality waste and recycling collection. GSI takes pride in giving back to the community and is a proud supporter of local businesses. For more information, visit www.gsiwaste.com.