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Oregon SolarFest Attendees Leave Festival Grounds Nearly Free of Litter

Attendees of the Oregon SolarFest placed their waste in or near waste containers, leaving behind minimal litter to be cleaned up.

On August 21, millions of people across the U.S. gathered together to watch the solar eclipse. And after the event ended, traffic jams began and piles of solar eclipse viewing glasses began to build up at various viewing locations.

At the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Madras, Ore., however, attendees of the Oregon SolarFest placed their waste in or near waste containers, leaving behind minimal litter to be cleaned up.

The Bulletin has more:

The Jefferson County Fairgrounds was a ghost town Tuesday, compared to the liveliness of the past few days when thousands of people from around the world came to view the total solar eclipse.

Organizers of Oregon SolarFest, held at the fairgrounds, were concerned that a mass of humanity like that would leave a sea of garbage spread across the grounds.

But as it turned out, trash was minimal the day after the eclipse. Oregon SolarFest staff and volunteers on Tuesday found garbage neatly placed in or near waste containers, which made it easier to haul to the dumpsters.

Read the full story here.

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