Hold a Zero Waste Event

Host a Zero Waste Event

A zero waste event reflects a conscientious effort to reduce the total amount of waste created, and at which 90% of waste is either composted or recycled. At most events, the primary waste sources are food, plates, cups, and napkins, and on our campus, compostable versions of these items can be diverted from landfills with the proper planning. Our most successful zero waste events are ones that make all the tableware materials compostable. 


       Currently compost pick-up is limited to certain venues on campus.

Please email sustainability@wellesley.edu to find out if your event qualifies.

Check out our Zero Waste Guidelines to learn more about how you can make your event more sustainable.