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Recycling at Tumbleweed Festival '07

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RICHLAND, Wash.--Aside from music, city of Richland, is promoting Recycling at this year's festival.

Bright blue containers with see-through bags have been placed next to garbage cans throughout the park.

City officials hope these containers serve as a visual reminder to recycle, thereby reducing trash.

Only aluminum cans and plastic bottles can be recycled at the festival, but its a start. Event coordinator, Mary Hartman, feels Tumbleweed Festival '07 is a great place for this environmental initiative.

"Ya think about the old 60's folk and I think that hasn't changed that much with the younger singer, song writers," says Hartman. They have a social awareness and I think that goes hand and hand with environmental concerns.

Before creating a permanent recycling program, city of Richland officials are using Tumbleweed Festival along with other park and sporting events to see how people respond. Benefits of recycling promote greener communities and help conserve some of our natural resources.

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