San Mateo County has vibrant communities, successful businesses, and superb weather—all of which inspire residents and businesses to organize a wide range of indoor and outdoor events. With any event, however, comes the inevitable byproduct: waste.
Organizers of events large and small are eager to reduce the amount of waste generated by their activities, and to reuse or recycle leftover items whenever possible.
As further motivation, California State Law AB 2176 now requires operators of large venues and organizers of large events to develop a waste-reduction plan, and to report the results of that plan to the designated local agency. If your event qualifies as a “large event” per this law, the “Post-Event Recycling Report Form” should be used to report the solid waste and recycling data from your event or venue. Download and complete this worksheet within one month of your event and submit it to Rethink Waste. Please remember to keep a copy for your files.
Your agency, organization or venue must comply with the AB2176 event reporting requirements if you meet the following guidelines:
If your event averages more than 2,000 participants (attendees, staff, vendors, etc.) per day;
AND it falls into either of the following categories:
- There is a fee to participate in the event.
- The event is sponsored by a city or county agency.