Washtenaw County's Solid Waste Division offers resources and education to implement composting and recycling at special events in the community through the Zero Waste Washtenaw program!
The purpose of Zero Waste Washtenaw is to encourage and assist all community event participants (organizers, vendors, and attendees) in reducing the environmental impact of events by working towards the goal of zero waste.
2018 Events Summary
In 2018, Zero Waste Washtenaw...
Partnered with 37 events
Recycled 2353 pounds
Composted 4060 pounds
Achieved an average diversion rate of 77% Thank you to all of our event partners and volunteers!
Our top five performing event partners of 2018 are
Leslie Science and Nature Center Animal Haunts
October 26, 2018
Shamrocks and Shenanigans Race
March 11, 2018
July 4, 2018
Food Gathers Grillin'
June 10, 2018
Leslie Science and Nature Center MayFly Fundraiser
June 2, 2018
Girls on the Run Race
May 11 & 12, 2018
The Washtenaw County Food Policy Council Agenda: Action Number 17 is to "Set goals and standards for municipal sanctioned events to be zero waste compliant."
This spreadsheet (PDF) contains the results from all of the events we have partnered with! Check out how we're doing!