Planning an outdoor event means you need to worry about food, activities, vendors, safety precautions, entertainment, and permits. Don’t let all these tasks distract you from the most important aspect of the event: waste management. These occasions generate a lot of trash, so read these five ways to manage waste at outdoor events.
Limit the Items
Get a head start on the waste entering the area by limiting what comes inside. Decide what attendees can bring to the event and what will be available. Some event organizers like to limit the amount of food and drink brought to the grounds.
Place signs around the venue stating no outside food or drink can enter, and reassure visitors refreshments will be provided. Now you have a better idea of all the trash everyone will generate by the end of the day. You also prevent alcohol and makeshift containers from entering the scene.
Use a Sorting Method
Sort the trash. You’ll thank us later, and so will the environment. Label some of the containers for waste disposal and others for recyclables. Unfortunately, not everyone will throw their trash in the designated area, but setting up sections for food waste, recyclables, and non-recyclables will make waste disposal easier. Encourage waste segregation among the staff and volunteers. Hopefully, they will set an example for the patrons.
Keep the guest where they should be; they don’t need access to every area on the grounds. Place signs around the venue signifying which areas are restricted. It will be easier to clean up the garbage because it’s less likely to accumulate in areas where attendees are not allowed.
Designate small dumpsters around the premises so guests rarely have an excuse to litter. Eventually, you’ll need to unload all those bins in a larger container. Believe it or not, this is one of the most organized ways to handle waste.
Rent a Dumpster
Speaking of a large container, you need one at your event, so rent a dumpster. Depending on the size of the event, you may only need one. Still, a dumpster rental on the grounds will benefit your event.
It’s an even better idea to rent one from us at Vine Disposal. The next time you throw an outdoor event in Georgia, get one of our roll-off dumpster rentals in Lawrenceville. It’s best to place the dumpster in a restricted area so you can monitor the amount and type of trash that goes inside.
Plan the Dump Day
The provider of the dumpster rental will have to collect the trash. If you’ve managed to separate and sort the items for them, let them know what’s in each container.
Some event planners categorize waste based on the trash bags. Give us a call, and we’ll collect your garbage after the event ends. We recommend scheduling the pickup for the following day.
If we can simplify managing your waste at an outdoor event in five ways, imagine what else we can teach you. For more information, visit our website.