Our Cranmer Park/Hilltop Civic Association is proud to be partnering with our great neighbors at Graland Country Day School, our participating food truck vendors and Eco-Cycle again this year to implement Zero Waste at our July 2nd Cranmer Park Community Picnic!  Last year we successfully diverted 62% of waste from landfills.  We need YOU to help us achieve an even higher diversion rate at this year’s event!

Bill from EcoCycle training a volunteer to help with sorting waste, recycling & compostable items.

How can you help?

Expect to see Zero Waste stations across the venue, made of 3 bins: compost, single-stream recycling and trash. Please pay attention to the sorting guidelines displayed on them and ask our volunteers for help in order to divert as much waste as possible from the landfill.  When packing your picnic please choose reusable materials whenever possible!  We also request that you pack out what you pack in.  This helps keeps our waste streams clean to minimize contamination.

Zero Waste practices can dramatically reduce event waste by sourcing Zero Waste compliant service items, and preventing compostable and recyclable materials from ending up in landfills.  Together, ALL OF US are  taking a huge step to protect our environment.

What is compostable?  What does that mean?  All dinnerware distributed by our vendors is compostable: cups, plates, bowls, portion cups, utensils, napkins, etc. Along with all food scraps, please discard them in the compost bins across the venue.

What is recyclable?  Please use the recycling bins from the Zero Waste stations to recycle your plastic bottles, #5 souvenir cups, paper, aluminum cans and balled aluminum foil.  Do not bring glass to Cranmer Park!  

And our friends at Graland have again agreed to let us use their recycled waste and solid waste dumpsters during the event to help us keep costs down.  We appreciate their support for this neighborhood event each year!