Zero Waste Washtenaw is the County’s zero waste events program. The purpose of the program is to encourage and assist all event participants (organizers, vendors, attendees, etc.) to minimize their environmental footprint at events through practicing zero waste.
Since 2015 the Washtenaw County Solid Waste Division has collaborated with our partner Recycle Ann Arbor to expand the reach and impact of zero waste events throughout Washtenaw County.
Learn more about how Zero Waste Washtenaw began through a Michigan Department of Environmental Quality P2 grant project.
What Services are Included
Zero Waste Washtenaw recognizes that each of our event partners is at their own unique place along their zero waste journey. Our program meets organizers where they're at, and offers any combination of services based on specific event needs and County resource availability. Common services include:
In 2018, Zero Waste Washtenaw...
|Leslie Science and Nature Center Animal Haunts||October 26, 2018||100%|
|Shamrocks and Shenanigans Race a partnership with Happy Planet Running||March 11, 2018||99%|
|Firecracker 5K a partnership with Happy Planet Running||July 4, 2018||98.3%|
|Food Gathers Grillin' for the Hungry||June 10, 2018||97.5%|
|Leslie Science and Nature Center MayFly Fundraiser||June 2, 2018||97%|
|Girls on the Run Race a partnership with Happy Planet Running||May 11 & 12, 2018||97%|
Thank you to all of our event partners and volunteers!