Reduce Waste at Special Events in Ulster County

From large venues to small community events, Ulster County is proud to host some of the greatest gatherings in the Hudson Valley Region. In fact, there are more than 150 special events within the County’s boundaries annually. These events include: sporting events, concerts, performing arts, conferences, community festivals and parades, farmers’ markets and many more.

The community comes together to enjoy events, but in the process a tremendous amount of waste is generated, much of it recyclable and/or compostable. The single most effective tool in reducing waste at special events is PLANNING AHEAD. The information on this page was prepared to help special event organizers plan ahead so that waste can be minimized and recycling can be maximized. Tools included on this page can be used before, during and after events.