Fairfield Bay’s Hippe Recycle and Education Center is open six days a week and manned by resident volunteers. Since 2007, local residents have recycled 2.7 million pounds of materials despite no curbside pick-up. And in 2013, with just a little grant money and a lot of volunteer effort, the city added an educational gazebo to its recycling center.
The Arkansas Recycling Coalition (ARC) held its annual awards presentation at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center, Eureka Springs, AR, on September 30. The presentation took place during the Arkansas Recycling Coalition’s 24th Annual Conference & Trade Show. Each year this educational event attracts approximately 300 reduce, reuse, recycle, and sustainability professionals from around the state and nation.
The Fairfield Bay HIPPE Recycling Center, located in Fairfield Bay, was the recipient of ARC’s 2014 Recycling Education Program of the Year award. The Recycling Education Program of the Year award honors an agency that has made a significant contribution to the advancement of waste reduction, recycling, and sustainability in their community.