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Event Recycling & Composting

Every event held in San Francisco is required to offer recycling and composting at the event. The Zero Waste team offers special assistance and signage to help events comply with San Francisco's Mandatory Composting and Recycling Ordinance.

Mandatory Zero Waste Event Training
Get all the zero waste event information and assistance you need from this annual training. 

Zero Waste Resources for Event Producers
Special events held in San Francisco must include a recycling plan in event permit applications. SF Environment offers free consultations to help develop a recycling plan and reduce refuse costs.


Resources

Zero Waste Checklist for Events (PDF)

Make Your Own Recycling, Composting, & Landfill Signs (Signmaker)
Restroom Paper Towel Compost Sticker (PDF)
Approved Recyclable and Compostable Food Service Ware (PDF)
Vendors - Compostable or Recyclable Food Service Ware and Bags (PDF)

Additional Links
Food Runners: Relaying Food to the Needy - Donate excess food

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