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Zero Waste Events

Zero Waste Events

Solana Center’s Zero Waste experts look forward to helping you green your event! We can guide you with waste signage, planning, volunteer coordination, and final waste assessments. We are available for events of all types and sizes and have a variety of support levels offered, as described below:

Light Support

Solana Center will work with your event planning team to understand event logistics and waste management needs, conduct a waste audit of the event, and give event coordinators a report on zero waste successes future year recommendations.

Full Support

Services include all services included in Light Support plus recruiting and training volunteers to assist in helping attendees divert materials, Solana Center working with event vendors to pre-plan packaging and resources used to be in line with zero waste goals, and Solana Center to coordinate with waste haulers to collect and dispose of waste in appropriate dumpsters.


Other Support Services:

Food Waste Diversion

Solana Center to  provide buckets for food waste collection and processing of food waste at Solana Center composting center. Monitoring of diversion buckets available if needed.

Energy Bar Wrapper Diversion

Solana Center teams up with TerraCycle to collect and recycle energy bars, a typically difficult to recycle waste.


Past Zero Waste Event Successes

Switchfoot Bro-Am, 2015

  • 15,000 attendees

  • 3,000 lbs. of waste generated

  • 83% of waste diverted from the landfill

  • 4 metric tons of CO2e gases avoided

  • 100 volunteers

San Diego Botanic Garden 2015 Gala in the Garden

  • 97% total diversion

  • 520 lbs. waste diverted from landfill

  • 73% of the waste composted

  • 24% of the waste recycled