Zero Waste Community Event Toolkit


Zero Waste Terminology

  • Back-of-House: Behind the scenes areas at event sites or venues are usually referred to as “back of house.” This is where vendors and exhibitors unload their goods, where food production happens, and where waste gets stored until it is taken away by your waste diversion service provider.
  • Biodegradable
  • Blue Box
  • Central Composting Facility
  • Compostable
  • Diversion Rate (from Landfill)
  • Front-of-House: “Front of house” refers to the area of a site or venue that event patrons see, use and enjoy. It includes the publicly-accessible waste collection sites located through your event.
  • Green Bin
  • Material Recycling Facility (MRF)
  • Multi Stream System
  • Recyclable
  • Recyclable Plastic (explanation of plastics #1-7)
  • Waste Stream
  • Zero Waste
  • Zero Waste Target