Zero Waste Service
Are you part of a Zero Waste Event? Review the Zero Waste Guidelines for exhibitors and food vendors.
Our Zero Waste Special Event Program contracts with local large-scale festivals and smaller private events to maximize the amount of materials reduced, reused, composted, and recycled at an event to minimize (and eventually eliminate) the overall trash produced.
Event services included in the event fee(s) are variable per event type, but typically include:
- Pre-event consulting
- Vendor coordination and education
- Volunteer Coordination
- Rental of Zero Waste disposal stations (see image above for a zero waste station)
- Staff on-site throughout the event
- Disposal of event waste
- Post-event report
- Social media recognition
If possible, it is highy recommended to contact us at least 3 months prior to your event to secure a pre-event quote and services. The ability to host your event is fully dependent upon available rental stations, staff, and volunteers for your needed date and time.
As of 2015, we have partnered with Washtenaw County to form Zero Waste Washtenaw. Review our "How-to Guide to Achieve Zero Waste at Your Event (PDF)" by working with us!
Some of our ongoing event partnerships are with:
- City of Ann Arbor's Earth Day Festival
- City of Ann Arbor's Mayor's Green Fair
- Leslie Science and Nature Center
- Lawton Elementary School
- Rudolf Steiner Schools