What is a Zero Waste Event?
A Zero Waste Event is an occasion or event that reduces waste by diverting 90% or more of trash from landfills by recycling and composting. This goes beyond simply adding recycling and compost bins, but involves careful planning to ensure all materials used can be reused, recycled or composted. Interested Event Planers are encouraged to start early when planning a Zero Waste Event. Beyond event waste reduction, this is an educational opportunity to encourage attendees to think about the lifecycle of our waste and how each one of us can reduce waste in our lives.
What requirements exist to host a Zero Waste Event?
To ensure a successful Zero Waste Event, all vendors must participate in Zero Waste. YVSC will provide a contract for Event Coordinators to send all vendors with purchasing guidelines and other useful information. This requires advance planning and ensures that only recyclable and compostable materials are used at your event. The YVSC Zero Waste Coordinator is available to consult with your vendors as needed. This Zero Waste service does not act as your waste hauling service. We will take care of all recyclable and compostable materials, but we are not responsible for Vendor waste. It is the Event Coordinators responsibility for any trash generated during the event. After the event, YVSC will send Event Coordinators with a diversion rate of their event, including percentage of materials that were recycled or composted instead of landfilled. Each contract is event specific, so details may be negotiable.
To schedule or inquire about a Zero Waste Event, please fill out the form below and YVSC will contact you directly.
Waste Reduction Event Request
*This form is for recycle/trash events only