Crews Clean Up After Olympic Trials

EUGENE, Ore. — Now that the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials are over, the clean-up begins.

The clean-up effort taking place post track and field trials had been in the works and carefully planned out over the past year and a half.

Lane County Waste Management, the City of Eugene and Sanipac teamed up to tackle the teardown.

To reduce, reuse and recycle as many materials from the event as possible, specific sustainable purchasing was kept in mind.

“It’s a large scale. It’s very fast and furious, probably similar to a demolition project where we have one driver assigned to this project right now and all he’s doing is taking boxes back and forth on a continuous route,” said Aaron Donley of Sanipac.

Crews are well on their way to meeting their goal of recycling a third of all materials; Everything from the scrim sidings to signs will be re-purposed.

Sanipac says it wants to use this trash-collection and cleanup model at other big events around town, including those at Autzen Stadium and the Lane County Fairgrounds.

Crews will continue their cleanup Tuesday. They hope to finish on Thursday.

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