Waste Free Events
Planning and Implementing a Waste Free, Reduced Waste or Litter Free Event
Establish a waste-free event committee or coordinator
Contact Solid Waste or Recycling Experts in your area
• City of Knoxville, John Homa - 215-2872
• Knox County, Drew Thurman - 215-5865
• Knoxville Recycling Coalition - 525-9694
Collect Information about solid waste recycling, composting and other disposal options in your area.
Establish your Goals (Waste Free, Reduced Waste or Litter Free)
Communicate materials policy to all exhibitors, vendors and attendees.
Design the waste separation system for the event
Obtain collection containers for the event (Try not to have garbage cans available).
Recruit volunteers to work before, during and after the event on waste control
Monitor waste production and disposal during the event
Evaluate the success—compare results with goals
Thank your volunteers and partners
Promote your success locally
Download a substitution chart for materials that are commonly used at outdoor events.