Zero Waste Events & Venues

Waste Conscious Events and Venues

With our help, we promise you can achieve your event’s diversion goals. Whether you’re aiming for Zero Waste or just want a simple recycling service, we can tailor a program to fit your unique needs and budget. Contact us today!

After an Athens Services collection, you can feel confident that your recyclables and food scraps are being properly sorted and recycled. We have serviced all types of gatherings from small to large: Fairs, Farmer’s Markets, Film Shoots, Street Festivals, Workshops, Sporting Events, Stadiums, Museums, Meetings, and more.

Our Event Services

  • Experience with large and small venues
  • Mixed waste, recyclables and food scrap/organics collection
  • Cost effective
  • Zero Waste consultation services
  • Waste characterizations and recycling reports
  • Various bin and roll-off sizes available
  • Placement and pick up of bins
  • Eco-station receptacles
  • Specialize in Wet/Dry separation collection
  • Street sweeping and power washing

Zero Waste Consultant Services
Our specialists can help you incorporate the following:

  • Custom signage
  • Waste diversion goal setting
  • Training and selecting
  • Eco Stewards Vendor and attendee outreach
  • Strategic utilization of eco-stations
  • Service and product recommendations
  • Pre and post event analysis
  • ...and more!

Event and Venue Resources
Special Event Best Practices Guide – StopWaste.org

Event Legislation and Recycling

At Athens Services, we can help you comply with State Recycling mandates for events and venues!

AB 2176Recycling Law for Large Events and Venues:

In 2004, the State of California passed AB 2176, a law that requires special events and public venue facilities with over 2,000 participants per day to develop and implement a solid waste management plan and implement recycling and waste reduction strategies. Click here for more information from CalRecycle. Click here for information on what constitutes as a large event or venue.

AB 341California Recycling Mandate (applies to venues and temporary events):

In October 2011, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 341 into law, setting a 75% recycling goal for California by Year 2020. This landmark piece of legislation mandates that all California commercial or public entities that generate 4 or more cubic yards of solid waste per week, and for those multifamily dwellings of 5 or more units, must arrange recycling services by and following July 1, 2012. Recycling compliance also applies to venues and temporary events. For more information on AB 341, see the Diversion section of our website.

If you would like more information on Athens Services’ commitment to the environment, tips and resources visit our sections under Earth Commitment.