San Francisco Department of the Environment

Mandatory Zero Waste Event Training

The next Zero Waste Event Workshop is scheduled for October 25, 2018 from 3 - 4:30 PM.

San Francisco event producers are required to attend a free zero waste event training. 

Who Should Attend:

  • Event producers, caterers, clean-up crews, and other vendors

  • Applicants of street closure permits with Department of Parking and Traffic

  • Applicants of facility use permits with the Recreation and Park Department or any other city department

Concepts covered include:

  • How the Mandatory Recycling and Composting Ordinance affects your event

  • How to have a water bottle-free event

  • Acceptable compostable food service ware and where to purchase

  • Tracking your waste diversion rate

  • Networking opportunities with event greening companies

Contact the Zero Waste team or call (415) 355-3700 for more information.



Additional Resources
Can I create my own recycling and composting signs?
Zero Waste Checklist for Events (PDF)
Restroom Paper Towel Compost Sticker (PDF)
Vendors of Compostable or Recyclable Food Service Ware and Bags (PDF)
Approved Recyclable and Compostable Food Service Ware (PDF)

Please contact the Zero Waste team or call (415) 355-3700 for more information.


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