Zero Waste Events

Keep Charleston Beautiful offers collapsible metal-frame landfill, recycling, and composting receptacles to interested groups for use at special events in the City of Charleston, in an effort to reduce the amount of waste making its way to landfills. The Zero Waste Events Program can be tailored to each event's distinct needs. We are happy to meet with event hosts prior to the event to discuss envisioned needs and logistics. 

How It Works: 

  1. Get your event on our calendar - Let us know as soon as possible about your event, so we can make sure we are available to assist at the event. Our calendar fills up fast! 
  2. Fill out our inquiry form - Let us know all the details about your event. You'll need to know things like date, time, location, duration, expected attendance, what sort of waste is going to be produced during the event. 
  3. Quote provided - Once Keep Charleston Beautiful staff has gathered all the information needed, we will provide the event host with a quote outlining the estimated costs of services. Costs are associated with waste hauling and disposal fees, equipment, supplies, and staff time. 

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Tips For A Zero Waste Event:

  •  Volunteers are essential to making the waste sorting process as seamless and contamination free as possible. Keep Charleston Beautiful can try to recruit volunteers to help staff stations, but if you already have volunteer recruitment as part of the larger event, consider adding a "Green Team" for waste sorting stations.
  • Including all three waste streams (landfill, recycling, & compost) is integral to decreasing the amount of waste going to the landfill. 
  • Satellite waste sorting stations can be set up around the venue for larger events. 
  • Refer to the recommendations outlined in the City's Green Events Guide to make your event as sustainable as possible - Coming Soon!
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