Working with Vendors
Whether your event will host food vendors, product or craft vendors, or if you'll be bringing in catered food or making it yourself— it is helpful to gather some basic information about what your potential waste streams will look like.
- Will/or can there be reusable service-ware options? Follow this link to consider how you can host an event using only reusable service-ware.
- Are there containers for food and drinks? If so, can you reduce the variety by working with vendors ahead of time?
- What other give-a-ways will vendors be handing out?
Food vendor guidelines
Below are some areas to consider incorporating into your event food guidelines. Please refer to our Sample Vendor Letter for tips on communicating your requirements to vendors.
Requiring your food vendors sign an agreement to follow your guidelines helps you ensure that you are adhering to VT State law regarding food waste and recycling standards.
Choose to reuse for events
D.I.Y food service:
Non-food vendor considerations
Ask non-food vendors to consider the environmental impact of any packaging they use, give-a-ways to be used at the event, and minimizing the packaging for such items. Require or request that they: