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Waste Management Planning for Special Events

Solid Waste Management Services is committed to assisting event organizers in diverting waste from landfill. City staff can provide technical advice, coordination and support for special events.

Events

Street EventsRuns/Walks

Application Form

Waste Management Plan for Street Events

Application Form

Waste Management Plan for Runs/Walks

Information for Event Organizer

Solid Waste Management Services Division's Special Events Waste Diversion Handbook helps event organizers:

  • Understand the importance and benefits of diverting event waste
  • Complete a Solid Waste Management Plan
  • Comply with Solid Waste Management Services' policies and guidelines on maintaining the street closure and right-of-way
  • Develop a waste diversion plan

Information for Event Organizer

Applicant must provide a site map to show:

  • Location of watering stations
  • Location of recycling and waste disposal bins
  • Outline the method of clean-up and recycling for the event

Contact information for the litter operations company must be provided with the site map that includes:

  • private company name
  • number of staff hired and volunteers
  • contact's name
  • Contact's mobile number

Waste Management Plan Information

Permits for street events will not be issued until a Waste Management Plan is submitted and approved by Solid Waste Management Services.

Suggested timeline is 4-6 weeks before the event.

Waste Management Plan Information

Permits for runs/walks will not be issued until a Waste Management Plan is submitted and approved by Solid Waste Management Services.

Suggested timeline is 4-6 weeks before the event.

The purpose for this plan is:

  • to ensure the applicant is responsible for the clean-up and removal of garbage and debris;
  • to restore the roadway to its original condition so that the road can be re-opened to traffic in a timely manner; and
  • to avoid City crews being called at the last minute to deal with the clean-up of the roadway which can result in a charge-back to the event organizer.