ZeroWaste Washtenaw (Event Recycling & Composting)

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.

Zero Waste Washtenaw

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

Event Partner

Event Date

Diversion Rate

Leslie Science and Nature Center Animal HauntsOctober 26, 2018100%
Shamrocks and Shenanigans RaceMarch 11, 201899%
Firecracker 5KJuly 4, 201898.3%
Food Gathers Grillin'June 10, 201897.5%

Leslie Science and Nature Center MayFly FundraiserJune 2, 201897%
Girls on the Run RaceMay 11 & 12, 201897%
  • 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!

Washtenaw Food Policy Council
Zero Waste Hierarchy Reduce Reuse Recycle Recovery Disposal

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