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Zero-Waste Events
Zero-Waste Events
The City of Lafayette and Waste Reduction Advisory Committe (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 Oatmeal   0**  660  940  50 97%  Only about 2000 people
2009 Oatmeal

 15

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 Peach

 576

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



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