The City of Louisville plays an integral role in helping event planners and community members bring people together safely and successfully in an environmentally conscientious manner. In order to aide event coordination and planning, the City of Louisville is committed to providing information and resources to help you develop a zero-waste plan.
If you are submitting a City of Louisville Special Event permit application, each event is asked to develop and submit a waste management map. The map should include details about access to any on-site landfill trash, recycling, and compostables collection. This includes all areas of the event venue, surrounding areas leading to the event, during event setup, and any post event cleaning associated with your event.
It’s never too early to start planning your waste management plan, and often it’s challenging to know where to begin. Review what materials can be collected for recycling in your local community; consider the challenges you’ll run into; and evaluate opportunities to prevent waste.
For the full event checklist, please see the Zero Waste Events Planning Checklist under Resources.