Zero Waste Events

Planning a school fair, Christmas market or music festival? Find out how to make your event zero waste.

We all love those summer events - but they can generate a lot of waste! With a bit of planning, you'll be surprised how easy it is to reduce waste at your next event, and even save money on disposal fees.

Check out these videos on what to consider when you are planning a zero waste event - there is information for event organisers as well as short clips to brief your stallholders and staff or volunteers.

Videos: How to run a Zero Waste Event

Our Zero Waste Events Guide outlines six simple steps to a succesful zero waste event. Download it here:

Kāpiti Zero Waste Events Quick Guide

Looking for suppliers of compostable food and drink packaging? Here is a list to get you started.

Compostable packaging suppliers list

Bin hoods available

Kāpiti Coast District Council has three sets of bin hoods that are free to borrow. The hoods fit over 240L wheelie-bins to create simple and effective waste stations.

Email to book the bin hoods and for advice on running a zero waste event.


See the bin hoods in action at the 'Food Truck Event' Paraparaumu in August 2016. This is the fourth video in the series of Ākina Te Reo - Give Te Reo Māori a go!