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Do You Want To Make Your Event Zero Waste?

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What We Do

Zero Waste Event Productions provides full service waste management systems for festivals and events seeking to decrease the amount of waste being sent to the landfill. We work with each event from the planning phase through cleanup! Providing pre-event consultations, on-site waste management, materials sorting, and grounds cleanup, our service is start to finish!

See below for everything Zero Waste Event Productions has to offer.

Our Services

Equipment and Supplies

Consultation

Sorting and Diversion

Education and Awareness

Grounds Cleanup

Volunteer Management

Reporting

A Resource Recovery Station is set up at Boogie on the Bricks, 2016.

Equipment and Supplies

We provide all the bins, signage, equipment and supplies to manage events of all sizes.

Our bins are highly visible, well labeled, and weatherproof. By providing each event with uniform bins with clear signage, our system stays organized and looks good!

We also bring along our custom sorting equipment, including a portable conveyor-belt and other specially designed tools that speed up our process and add an element of visibility and education to the work we do!

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Consultation

We help your event think ahead, and minimize opportunities for waste before your event even begins.

To reach a 90% diversion rate festivals and events must think about what materials are being generated and what needs to be done to minimize true trash (like styrofoam and unrecyclable plastics). By discussing tactics for waste diversion with organizers before an event, we are able to limit what is generated in the first place; increasing waste diversion and decreasing the event’s environmental footprint.

Through consultation, we help festivals and events take steps each year to improve their system and work toward achieving the Zero Waste Status. These steps may be small at first, such as offering recycling receptacles and advertising zero waste policies or they could be larger initiatives, like having all food vendors switch to using compostable serviceware, or distributing only reusable cups in the beer garden. No matter what the goal, we are here to help you reach it!

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Zero Waste Event Productions staff talks with a festival organizer about compostable plastic.
Bags of Recycling and Compost sit by a recycling truck at the Ohio Pawpaw festival 2016.

Sorting and Diversion

We are dedicated to keeping waste, recycling, and compost streams clean and separated.

After collection of materials at a “resource recovery station” (a group of recycling, compost, and landfill bins) we ensure that every bag is properly sorted. Our customized conveyor-belts help to speed this process up and add an element of visibility and education to the work we do.

We also build relationships with recycling and compost facilities in your area and can arrange hauling services to fit the needs of your event. By keeping recycling, and compost well sorted, we make sure to keep great relationships with recycling and compost facilities and ensure that they will always accept material from your event.

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Education and Awareness

We want everyone to know about your mission to go zero waste!

We work inside the festival grounds to maximize visibility. Throughout the event, we are sorting waste, checking bags, and talking to campers and attendees about zero waste.

When attendees see the hard work Zero Waste staff and volunteers are putting into to making sure the ground is clean, and waste is sorted perfectly, they become actively engaged in the mission. Campgrounds become cleaner, attendees sort their waste, and attendees are cheered up by knowing your event is doing everything it can to minimize waste.

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Volunteers teach kids about the Zero Waste Event Production's sorting system.
Zero Waste Volunteers collect full bags of compost from the grounds at Nelsonville Music Festival.

Grounds Cleanup

We are on site, making it our priority to keep grounds free of litter, bins emptied, and material properly managed.

Zero Waste Event Productions sweeps grounds and stage areas as needed to ensure that the site stays clean and comfortable for attendees. All bins are monitored and bags changed throughout the event to ensure no bin overflows.

At the end of the event, our team sticks around to perform a thorough litter sweep, collecting any trash or debris left over from the event and bring the venue up to a standard that will satisfy the owners.

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Volunteer Management

We manage volunteers, to increase the success of your event.

Zero Waste is a great volunteer opportunity!

We’ve worked with hundreds of volunteers over the years, and they will tell you that working with us is one of the best volunteer positions at a festival. Not only is the work meaningful, but it’s fast-paced, engaging, and fun! We have a great volunteer retention rate, and volunteers actively look for ways to get involved further in our efforts by talking to their friends about zero waste, helping clean up their campsites and festival grounds, and even dropping by our tent outside their shifts to lend a hand.

We always have a dedicated staff helping to answer questions, direct teams of volunteers, and oversee all zero waste operations. We work closely with festival volunteer coordinators to recruit volunteers and keep track of the time they commit.

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Volunteer sort recycling and compost on a mobile conveyor belt at the Ohio Pawpaw Festival in 2016.

Reporting

We make it easy to share the success of your event’s waste reduction efforts by providing accurate weights and statistics.

From the start of the festival to the end, we keep track of every bag of recycling, compost, and true trash sorted within the festival grounds. We weigh all sorted material and use this information to produce an infographic report which highlights the efforts made to reduce waste and makes suggestions for how each event can reach further toward their goal of achieving a Zero Waste Status.

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Become a leader in sustainability! Hire Zero Waste Event Productions for your next festival or event.