Resources for a Zero Waste Event - Recology Sonoma Marin
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Resources for a Zero Waste Event

At Recology Sonoma Marin we are dedicated to our mission and vision of a world without waste. Organizing a special event is a daunting task with so much to keep track of – we are here to help! We have gathered this list of resources to support you in having a low-waste event, from signs to sorting guides. We provide robust collections services for our customer’s special events in Marin and Sonoma Counties. Be sure to visit our Event Services Page to learn more!

Zero Waste Event Guide – Need help planning a low-waste event? We have collaborated with Zero Waste Sonoma to help in the creation of this Zero Waste Event Guide for individuals or organizations that are planning a variety of events. This step-by-step guide will help you in the planning, preparation, and execution of your event. It even has a quick checklist to make sure you are not missing a beat in delivering a fun-filled zero waste event!


Event SignageWhether you’re planning a music festival or an intimate backyard BBQ, signage will help your guests know what goes where? We have large event signs designed to fit perfectly in our 64 gallon carts available for loan at our Santa Rosa office. Please fill out this form and submit it to to begin the borrowing process.

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Printable Sorting Guides – We have printable signage you can use to educate your event attendees about what to put in each container. 

Event Greeners – Hire an event greener to handle your waste management plan at your event. They will help you manage containers, and make sure contamination is at a minimum, which could help you save money!

Recommended Food Ware OptionsIf food services are part of your event, here is a list of recommended food ware options for supporting your efforts to recycle or compost all single-use products. 

Goodwerks Eco-Wares Lending Library – If you are looking for a low cost, low waste food ware option, this is it. Goodwerks has a lending library of food ware options to keep your event as low waste as possible

Hydration Stations and More! – Cut down on single use plastics at your next event! Zero Waste Sonoma has put together a helpful matrix of vendors who can provide hydration stations, food ware rentals, food recovery and so much more. 

Food Recovery – Save edible food for those that need it. These three organizations can help take excess recoverable food to feed hungry people in our community. 

What Bin Search Tool – Are you unsure about what items can go into each container? Use our WhatBin search tool to look up any confusing item and find out what stream it goes in as well as other helpful disposal information.

Special Event Waste Management Ordinances

These ordinances may impact your event planning. Click the links below to learn about local ordinances to stay in compliance and to keep your event as low-waste as possible.