Permits & Regulations
In general, event planners are required to obtain a permit (or a series of permits) from their municipality in order to run their event. Permitting also provides municipalities with an opportunity to encourage local events to reduce the amount of waste they generate and prescribe how wastes generated at the event are managed, which in turn can bring them closer to achieving their waste diversion targets. For example, municipal permits may dictate responsibility for waste management on-site and removal off-site, the types of materials that might be collected by the municipality or required for private hauling. Event planners should check with their local municipal authorities about waste diversion requirements when getting their permitting in order.
Waste diversion service providers contracted by event planners are generally responsible for any permits required to move waste materials (such as recyclables, organics, or waste) off site. Event planners concerned about the end market for any of these materials (some recyclables have ended up in landfills or quarries) should find out from their service provider about how the materials are handled once they leave the site.
Permitting can come into play when organizing how materials are collected on site - on-site materials collection depots need to be strategically located and designed in such a way as to pose no threat to public safety or health department restrictions