Zero Waste Events

Each day there are dozens of events on campus which create an enormous amount of waste. The Zero Waste Events program targets this waste by reducing packaging, avoiding single-serve items, and providing compostable ware and compost service to all staff and students on the U-M Ann Arbor Campus.  

How We Can Support You

We provide FREE technical assistance and resources to departments and groups to reduce compostable waste being landfilled. We'll provide compostable plates, cups, and utensils, as well as compost collection boxes, liners and signage.  Regardless of whether your event is in one of the buildings with existing compost service, we can provide compost service the day of the event. Just give us a week's notice!  

Contact Us As Soon As Possible


Notice regarding PFAS in disposable ware

Planning Your Event

Caterers and Vendors

Communicating Zero Waste Message to Event Attendees

Kitchen and Other Composting Opportunities