The Zero Waste Event Program was created to encourage waste prevention and reduction, recycling, and composting at events held in the City of San José. The program promotes the City’s Green Vision to thrive as an environmentally sustainable city and conforms to California’s Assembly Bill 2176 (PRC 42648), which sets guidelines for waste management at events.
San José’s goal is to reach a diversion rate of 75% from the landfill by 2013 and zero waste by 2022. Greening events helps the City achieve this goal.
Most materials produced at events are not waste and can be reused, recycled, or composted. With proper planning and collection most materials can be diverted from our landfills.