Resources for Event Producers

Recycling and Composting are mandatory for events:

  • Special event permit applications must include a recycling plan

  • Events must subscribe to sufficient recycle, compost and landfill service from Recology

  • Recology also offers recycle, compost and landfill event containers with pre-printed labels to facilitate the event's zero waste program

SF Environment can help event producers:

  • Free consultations to reduce refuse costs

  • Creating a waste diversion plan to minimize unnecessary refuse costs

  • Optimization of bin and signage setups 

  • Guidance through the process with a Zero Waste Event Checklist

Event Greeners 

Hiring event greeners is highly recommended for a successful zero waste event. 


All signage is available through SF Environment. Please call (415) 355-3700 to pick-up signs. 

For legislation events must follow, click here

Additional Information for Resources for Event Producers

BPI-Certified Compostable Food Service Products
Certified compostable food service products including plates, containers, cups, and cutlery approved for San Francisco events.
Food Runners: Relaying Food to the Needy
Food Runners connects excess prepared food to those in need and will pick up most kitchen prepared food.