Events Recycling Topics
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- Clean Beaches Coalition
- Green Business Program
- Home Composting Program
- Tourism Recycling
- Multifamily Recycling
Special Event Recycling
Ecology Action’s Special Event Waste Reduction Program works in partnership with local agencies, venues and special events to implement comprehensive recycling and waste reduction programs at events throughout the Monterey Bay Area through technical assistance, outreach and education.
In addition to helping events and venues recycle bottles, cans and other recyclables, the program works to facilitate litter abatement efforts before and after special events removing additional materials from our environment, protecting our waterways and guarding against marine debris accumulation in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Our litter abatement efforts further ensures that collected recyclable littered materials are recycled and littered debris that cannot be recycled is properly disposed. These efforts increase bottle and can recycling while helping to keep the Monterey Bay Area litter free.
This project is funded through a grant from the California Department of Conservation and implemented in partnership with Monterey Regional Waste Management District and with collaboration from Monterey County Health Department Recycling Services, the City of Monterey, the California Conservation Corps and our target events and venues. Please visit our Program Partners page for additional information.
Special thanks to our current participating special events and venues!
This year, the program has recycled an estimated 128,000 California Redemption Value (CRV) bottles and cans, 44,000 pounds of other recyclable material, thousands of used bike tires and dozens of bags of film plastic, while also diverting hundreds of wooden pallets and over 50 bags of clothing to reuse. And this is just the beginning!
Sea Otter Classic, Laguna Seca Recreation Area
Pacific Grove Good Old Days, Pacific Grove
Big Sur International Marathon, Big Sur-Carmel
Monterey Bay Blues Festival, Monterey County Fairgrounds
Pebble Beach Concours d’ elegance, Pebble Beach Company
Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey County Fairgrounds
Big Sur Half Marathon & 5K Run, Monterey
AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Monterey Peninsula Foundation
Special Event Recycling Resource Kit: Free step by step guide on how will show you how easy it is to implement your own special event recycling program and connect to local resources for materials and technical assistance. Plus, find simple tips to ensure project success.
Mobile Special Event Recycling Kit: This mobile storage unit is currently in the works. We hope to have a loaner kit with everything you need for special event recycling, including: recycling bins & liners, promotional materials, safety equipment and more!
In 2008, our program hopes to expand our efforts to the broader Monterey Bay Area. For the latest target events and venues or to request assistance for your special event or venue, contact our program coordinator listed below.
(831) 426-5925 ext. 117
(831) 425-1404 Fax