How much solid waste does the Troy Waterfront Farmer’s Market generate each Saturday?

Over 100 vendors and thousands of visitors every Saturday all year round.  A combination of locally grown natural and organic produce and specialty grocery items.  Many of the vendors have been leaders in producing and marketing goods that promote and use ecologically positive and sustainable operations. TWFM generates a lot of solid waste.  Our goal is to do everything we can to support responsible practices of solid waste management, recycling, and efficiency through reduction and reuse.  To do this we need to know what we have. We are planning a day in the near future to collect all of the waste for a day and separate the material into:

  • food scraps and compostables
  • recyclable and redeemable containers
  • landfill waste.

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