Zero-Waste Events

Zero-Waste Events

The City of Lafayette and Waste Reduction Advisory Committee (WRAC) have partnered up to coordinate zero-waste community events. These efforts have shown great success in reducing items that reach our landfills.

Lafayette Oatmeal Festival
Note: All values in lbs unless noted

Year/Festival
Commingled
Containers
Cardboard
Composted
Materials
Trash
Diversion
Comments
2008 Oatmeal0**6609405097%Only about 2000 people
2009 Oatmeal15
500
880
20
99%Additional trash occurred after WRAC left
2010 Oatmeal
220
40
1820
180
92%Very accurate - PW dumped trash
2011 Oatmeal
120
400
1300
50
97%Very accurate - PW dumped trash
2012 Oatmeal
80
520
940
30
98%
2013 Oatmeal
80
260
1020
20
99%Great job!

**Containers included in cardboard

Lafayette Peach Festival
Note: All values in lbs unless noted

Year/Festival
Commingled
Containers
Cardboard
Composted
Materials
Trash
Diversion
Comments
2008 Peach576
96
1024
600
74%Values in gallons! Rain & Rain!
2009 Peach
24 toters
2 yds
35.5 toters
4.15 yds
85%Eco-Cycle values - Very hot/very crowded
2010 Peach
897.63
200
2020.6
512.4
86%All values in lbs. Good results. HOT day
2011 Peach
1330
200
2453
760
84%Good attendance, hot day, actual weight of trash
2012 Peach
998.8
180
1774.6
382.5
89%Cooler day/great attendance/actual weight of trash