Estimate and Report Your Event's Waste Diversion Rate
In this section, report on the amount of material generated, recycled, and donated at your event. This information will be used to estimate your event's waste diversion rate. Much of the information needed to complete the form may be found on your service provider invoices. If your service provider invoice for a particular material lists the number of tons collected, please enter that number into the "Tons Collected from Event" column in the matrix below.
If you cannot obtain this information from your service provider invoices, use the Zero Waste Events Waste Generation Calculator Tool (Microsoft Excel file) to estimate the number of tons of each material that were recycled and/or donated from your event. Follow the instructions in the calculator tool to complete the section below.
(NOTE: "Excess Food Donations" is not included in the calculator tool. It is likely that the food donation entity will provide a weight for donated food, which you can enter directly into the matrix below.)
If you know the number of pounds of a certain material generated at your event, type that number into the "Type Number of Pounds Here" field below to convert into tons before filling out the matrix below.