Harborfest Teams up for Recycling Effort

Oswego, NY – Harborfest Executive Director, Tom Van Schaack has announced that Novelis and NRG have teamed with Harborfest to make it easier than ever for visitors to recycle their cans and bottles.

In support of the Oswego County Habitat for Humanity program Novelis will have approximately 100 bins at locations throughout the festival, from Breitbeck Park to Fort Ontario, where festival-goers will be able to recycle their aluminum cans. Donated by Anheuser Busch, these specially marked bins will collect aluminum cans to be used towards Novelis’ goal of one million cans to build another Oswego County Habitat for Humanity Home in 2010. Volunteers from Novelis and Oswego County Habitat for Humanity will tend to the bins daily throughout the festival. “With the number of people that Harborfest brings into our area we feel it is a wonderful opportunity to educate a large number of people and benefit the Oswego County Habitat for Humanity project,” said Carol Dillabough of Novelis.

Joining Novelis in the recycling effort is NRG. As part of the company’s ECONRG project, which promotes being environmentally friendly and encourages plants to support their communities in these efforts, NRG will have specially marked collection bins at Breitbeck Park where festival goers will be able to recycle their glass and plastic bottles.

“We are happy to have the support of Novelis and NRG as they help Harborfest promote the importance of recycling and help keep our venues clean during the festival,” said Van Schaack.

Slated for July 23rd – 26th, the 2009 edition of Harborfest will feature plenty of food, fun and entertainment as venues on both Oswego’s east and west sides will be used to deliver the excitement. A wide variety of entertainment will be featured on stages throughout the city of Oswego including, the Family / Children’s stage at Fort Ontario, the Veteran’s Stage at River Walk West, and the NRG Lakeview Stage in Breitbeck Park. On Saturday night, July 25th the Entergy Nuclear Fireworks Spectacular will blast off at 9:30pm. Visit the Harborfest website at www.oswegoharborfest.com for the latest information regarding transportation options and performance schedules.