California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Reducing Waste at Venues & Events

Waste Analysis for Owners/Operators

When developing a waste reduction plan, it's wise to find out what you throw away (paper, plastic, food waste, etc.) and how much each of those materials contributes to your total waste. You can gather this information by conducting a waste analysis (also called a waste characterization or a waste sort). The information from your waste analysis will help you select the most productive and cost-effective programs.

You can hire a consultant to do a waste analysis for you or you can do it on your own with the cooperation of your waste hauler. Here are some tools to assist you:


Last updated: March 30, 2017
Venues and Events: Reducing Waste,
Christopher Bria: (916) 324-3560