Schedule a Waste Free Event

Report on a Waste Free Event

For More Information Contact:
Allison Teeters
865.521.6957
allison@keepknoxvillebeautiful.org

Waste Free Events

Planning and Implementing a Waste Free, Reduced Waste or Litter Free Event


  • Arrange to borrow Keep Knoxville Beautiful's Event Recycling Trailer
  • 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, Zach Johnson- 215-5865
  • 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.

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