Zero Waste Events - How Do You RRR
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Zero Waste Events


Why Zero Waste Events

Zero Waste Events are a critical element of the overall approach toward zero waste. In particular, they target the Reduce component of the three R’s – to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. In the hierarchy of solid waste, reducing the amount of generated waste is the primary and most highly recommended measure. Events tend to generate a considerable amount of waste in a very short time period. They are also a great way to show your commitment to the environment while creating a model of zero waste for your guests, and an opportunity to expose people to the possibility of a world without (or at least a lot less) waste in a tangible and compelling way.

We have developed a Zero Waste Green Event Resource Guide to assist in incorporating Zero Waste practices at your next event. By using this guide, you will:

  • Learn how to easily incorporate Zero Waste best practices into your event;
  • Discover how Zero Waste can be both environmentally and economically beneficial; and,
  • Start planning aspects of your own Zero Waste event.

Explore a variety of tools for planning your Zero Waste event, including:

  • Recycling, trash disposal and composting information specific to Teton County;
  • Methods and worksheet for tracking event waste diversion; and,
  • Event planning checklist.


Distinguish your event from the pack – apply for Zero Waste Green Event Recognition through Teton County’s RRR program and enjoy the benefits associated with this local certification.

We hope this guide provides useful information on how to host a Road to Zero Waste event in Teton County, Wyoming.  Please call Teton County Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling at 307-733-7678 for more information or assistance.