All events taking place on town property must incorporate environmental considerations to minimize negative impacts on the environment. This includes reduction and diversion of waste generated, water and energy conservation and the promotion of active transportation in getting to and from events.
The Town of Oakville has adopted a Towards Zero Waste procedure in its day-to-day operations as well as event planning and execution. The Town of Oakville and Halton Region have put programs in place to help event organizers reduce the waste produced at events, and divert organics and recyclables from the landfill. Please use the information below to help green your event.
Guidelines for Halton Region to provide waste diversion services to community events
Outlines services provided by Halton Region to public community events.
Complete this self-assessment before your event to determine how prepared you are to manage your event's waste. This self-assessment does not need to be shared with Halton Region.
Helps event organizers plan for the purchase of acceptable food packaging, dishware, cups and cutlery.
Request form for waste services
Request Halton Region provide waste receptacles, posters, signage and pick up of collected materials.
Please note the request form must be submitted at least six weeks before the event date for the event to be considered for service. If you are planning multiple events in a year, a request form is required for each individual event.
Waste posters (available in different languages) – Provides information Blue Box and GreenCart acceptable materials.
Use the BlueW website and smart phone application to find clean, free public and commercial sources near your event to fill your reusable bottle.
Promote alternative modes of travel to and from the event such as walking, biking or public transit, promote carpooling or provide a shuttle bus to and from the location.
For information on using waste volunteers at your event and tips to reduce contamination – please refer to “Best Practices” in Guidelines for Halton Region to Provide Waste Diversion Services to Community Events.