This impactful program links volunteers to waste diversion projects in the city, resulting in meaningful, measurable benefits to improve the health of the environment.
Volunteer as a Waste Diversion Ambassador! From July 1st at the City of Burlington’s Annual Canada Day Festival to many events throughout the year, we can use YOUR help. You’ll receive waste diversion training and volunteer hours. Have the chance to educate hundreds of festival-goers, making sure as little as possible is sent to landfill. Learn more and sign up to be a Waste Ambassador here.
Since BurlingtonGreen was established in 2007, we have provided our Event Greening services for more than 70 events, resulting in an estimated 75,600 kg (76 tonnes) of waste diverted from the landfill.
To create a cleaner, greener, more environmentally responsible community, we all need to work together – citizens, businesses, schools, governments, and event planners.
Our popular Event Greening Service invites community volunteers to join us in helping event & festival planners go green.
green your event resources
We have consolidated our 14 years of event greening experience to create a series of Event Greening Guides sharing our top tips to keep your next event clean, green and environmentally friendly. There is a guide for every style and scope of event.
Whether you are planning a small barbeque at home, preparing for the next big holiday, celebrating a milestone or organizing a large corporate function, we have an Event Greening Guide for that!
Check out this sample Green Vendor Agreement (PDF), to support your next green event. A Green Vendor Agreement is meant to outline acceptable vendor supplies conducive with Halton Region’s Waste programming, and sets the parameters for all participating vendors to comply with.
HIRE US TO HELP YOU GREEN YOUR NEXT EVENT!
To accommodate varying event budgets and needs, we are pleased to offer the following 3 levels of service for you to choose from. Collected fees support the important work of BurlingtonGreen to create a healthier, more environmentally responsible city for all of us.
A BurlingtonGreen team member will meet in-person or virtually with your planning team to align festival priorities with environmental considerations. During this process, we will work with your team to outline a plan of action and identify practical solutions to reduce your event’s environmental impact (such as food & serving supply considerations, energy use, eco-friendly promotional options, transit ideas and more) and direct you to other relevant community partners/resources, to keep festival activities mindful of the local environment.
Associated Cost: $175.00
In addition to the consultation, a BurlingtonGreen team member will attend your event to help set up waste stations and train your volunteers. We will also provide a brief “report card” after your event, summarizing your event greening results as well as identifying recommendations for further event greening efforts to apply for your future events.
Associated Cost: $350.00 base fee + charges tailored to size and scale of your event.
In addition to the pre-event consultation, we will also work to provide a team of BurlingtonGreen volunteers and an on-site supervisor to manage the waste and event greening efforts at your event from start to finish. We will provide a brief “report card” summarizing your event greening results as well as identifying recommendations for further event greening efforts to apply for your future events.
Associated Cost: $395.00 base fee + charges tailored to size and scale of your event.
More Event Greening Resources
Sourcing environmentally friendly products is important to support your green event. Review this list of suppliers for eco-friendly dishware for your next event.
Paper cups are accepted for use in the Green Cart or Green Totes in Halton. Paper cups are not to be stacked, as stacking causing challenges at the composting facility. Paper cups can be purchased from:
Plastic cups are accepted for use in the Blue Box or Blue Totes in Halton. Plastic cups are not to be stacked, as stacking causing challenges at the recycling facility.
Note: Styrofoam and any plastic cups claiming to be compostable and/or biodegradable are not accepted.
Plastic cups can be purchased from: