At Dupree Catering & Events we are making a tremendous effort to decrease our waste by recycling and composting. We believe that environmentally responsible business practices are important. We want to be a part of the change that Mayor Gray is initiating and hope our efforts will help lead the way to a cleaner city and to achieving Lexington’s goal of Zero Waste by 2020.
We recently partnered with Live Green Lexington, a program that recognizes businesses, schools, and organizations that are practicing responsible waste management. As part of their program Live Green Lexington has audited waste management at Dupree Catering & Events, and it was determined that we are recycling or composting 85% of our waste!
Below is more information on Live Green Lexington:
The award-winning Live Green Lexington Partner program is an initiative created by Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government and managed by Bluegrass PRIDE that has fostered recycling and water quality initiatives in more than 300 businesses, over 70 schools and more than 50 apartment complexes in Lexington.
Lexington businesses kept about 5,510 tons of recyclable materials from going into landfills in the fiscal year that ended June 30. That was a 41 percent increase over the previous fiscal year, and the tonnage continues to increase. This does not include the tons of cardboard in cardboard dumpsters or other types of materials, such as ink cartridges and electronics that these businesses also recycle.