Event Planning

Whether you’re a seasoned event professional, just getting started, or hoping to make your operations more sustainable, we’ve got the tools for you. Follow the checklist, and contact us if you need help figuring everything else out.

Check out the resources below to help plan your Toward Zero Waste Event.


Event Toolkits

For a deeper dive on why all of these practices are important, read up!

Kit de herramientas para la Organización de Eventos (ESPAÑOL)

Event and Wedding Checklist

Hosting a Toward Zero Waste event or wedding is simple with the right planning. The memories should last forever, not your impact. Follow this event and wedding checklist to get started!



Whether you’re a vendor or an exhibitor, fill out your form to make your event a Toward Zero Waste Event!

Vendor Agreement | Exhibitor Agreement

Need Volunteers?

Larger events with high attendance often require Toward Zero Waste volunteers to ensure your event waste is sorted appropriately. Check out this guideline on how to recruit and train volunteers for your event.

Product Purchasing Guide

All the details you need to know to make sure you’re moving away from single use plastics, and providing customers with compostable products that are accepted locally.


So you have some leftover food at the end of your event and want to put it to good use. Lucky for you, that food can be turned into a meal for someone in need. Find how to donate to the Food Recovery Program.

Additional resrouces

Downloadable posters for you to use at your waste station. Contact us if you want us to bring some already printed to your establishment. Check out more Toward Zero Waste resources on our Resource Page.

Bottle and Can Recycling
Paper Towels Only
Vendor Signage

Contact us to borrow our Toward Zero Waste Event Signage! In addition to posters, we have attractive, attention-grabbing signage to mark your TZW station.


Outdoor Events:
7’ tall mesh flags with 25# bases. Great for any weather.


Indoor Events:
professional and attractive vinyl signage.

Stop wasting. Start Donating.

Reduce food insecurity and address climate change by redistributing nutritious surplus food to neighbors in need.


Not sure where to start? Give us a shout and we’ll help you out!

Thank you to our program sponsors:

Lautenbach Industries
Sanitary Service Company
Mt. Baker Care Center & Summit Place Assisted Living
Gear Aid