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Mandatory Zero Waste Event Training

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

Please contact the Special Events 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

Restroom Paper Towel Compost Sticker

Vendors of Compostable or Recyclable Food Service Ware and Bags

Approved Recyclable and Compostable Food Service Ware


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