Sustainability Incentives

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The city has budgeted $45,000 for Sustainability Incentives. During the event application process, the event producer can indicate if they intend to apply for a sustainability incentive payment. The city's Community Recycling Coordinator will reach out to event producers during the application process to discuss the sustainability incentives.

Post event, detailed receipts must be submitted for the incentive payment. The form to submit the request can be found here.

  • Level 1: Sustainability Preplanning
    • Free consultation.  Contact the city's Community Recycling Coordinator to learn about what actions you can take to make your event more sustainable and to learn more about zero waste.  Email Alicia Archibald to start this discussion
    • City staff will provide you with a list of vendors that can provide zero waste services
  • Level 2: No single use bottles or drinks given out
    • $150/event
    • Level 1 Preplanning is recommended
    • Can contract for or provide water monster or other reusable water bottle/beverage options
  • Level 3: Event uses only compostable/recyclable/reusable materials
    • $300/event
    • Level 1 Preplanning is required
    • Only events that involve permitted food vendors are eligible.
  • Level 4: Zero Waste. Staff/manned trash, recycle, compost stations as needed for event size.
    • 75% of the cost up to $5,000
    • Level 1 Preplanning is required
    • Contract for recycling and compost pick up
    • Own or rent zero waste equipment
    • Staff/man the zero waste stations
    • Provide documentation that stations were manned and receipts for zero waste stations (composting and recycling)
    • Events can have volunteers at the zero waste stations
  • If you are interested in pursuing this incentive but not sure what it really means, see the Zero Waste Event Video below.



Zero Waste Training

Presented by Alicia Archibald, Community Recycling Coodinator