Island Grown Initiative, recipient of our 5 Year Anniversary Grant, developed waste stations for the Agricultural Fair, held August 16-19, 2018. A record 40,000 people attended. The waste stations allowed for separation of food, recycling and waste. These waste stations will created a template that can be replicated for events throughout Cape Cod and the Islands. As a result of this project, 6,500 pounds of food waste were removed for composting and resulted in an increase of 31% waste reduction. For a copy of the how-to guide to create your own waste station program click waste_station_guides .