City of Bowling Green to use recycling trailer for the first time at Harvest Festival

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.-Bowling Green’s Harvest Festival is going green this year. For the first time on Friday, the city will be using a recycling trailer to sort through trash at the event.

The city acquired the trailer back in March to use at community events, but they haven’t been able to use it yet due to issues finding a vendor to accept the waste.

The reason for the push back from vendors was because the city’s trailer does not sort recyclables.

Since then, the city has partnered with Western Kentucky University to share in their vendor contracts and pay a portion of the recycling cost.

Bowling Green’s environmental manager said he’s excited to finally be able to put the trailer to use.

“We missed the International Festival. We tried hard to get there and we missed that just by a few days. This is going to be the first time that we’ve had it out, and we hope that it’s all smooth and the community is appreciative of the fact that we’re able to provide this now,” said Matt Powell.

You can check out the new trailer on Friday, October 18th at the Harvest Festival happening at SoKY Marketplace and Circus Square Park from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.