WGI Increases Recycling Efforts for 2010 Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen

Over 52,000 Bottles and Cans Have Already Been Recycled in 2010

Racing Into Green

The Corning West Marching Band, TOMRA, and Swarthout have teamed up with WGI to combine recylcing efforts during the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen weekend, August 5-8.

Watkins Glen International has partnered up with TOMRA to help provide bottle and can returns for recycling all over the racing facility for the 2010 Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen, August 5-8.  The Corning West High Band is returning for the weekend to once again raise money through recycling to help fund their New Years’ Day trip to London, England. The Corning Painted Post “Band Aides” will be handing out information about the WGI recycling program throughout the race weekend.

TOMRA is a leading global provider of advanced solutions enabling recovery and recycling of materials.  The international resource recycling company works out of Connecticut and is working with WGI to assist with the legendary road course’s recycling efforts during the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen event weekend.

The members of the Corning West Marching Band will return to add their energy the recycling process. The Band will be working at three separate kiosk locations: Gate 1 from 10:00am – 3:00pm, Section D from 10:00am – 3:00pm, and Section H from 10:00am -6:00pm.  The kiosks will give fans a place to bring sorted recyclables and get prizes for their efforts in recycling. The Band is looking to raise enough money to participate in the 25th annual New Years Day Parade in London, England. Corning West provided a strong effort during the Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen IZOD IndyCar Series weekend and will be putting in the same energy when NASCAR comes to town for the 25th time.

The official recycling company of WGI, Swarthout, will once again be working diligently to promote the track’s Go Green efforts to reduce the event’s foot print on the environment.  Swarthout will have their five cent redemption center running from 10am to 8pm Thursday through Sunday. 

Tickets for the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Zippo 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series and Crown Royal 200, Rolex Sports Car Series races, August 5-8 are still on-sale.  Fans can purchase tickets by calling the Watkins Glen International ticket office at 866-461-RACE (7223) or logging on to the official website, www.TheGlen.com or at the Information Center of Corning located on Market Street, in downtown Corning, NY.  Tickets, gift certificates and track merchandise can all be purchased at The Shop located at 2 North Franklin Street in downtown Watkins Glen.  The Shop is open Monday-Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 9-4.

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