Zero Waste Events Forms and Info

Zero Waste Events Planning Form

(BC Catering and Supplies through Facilities Management)

Do you have an on campus event coming up? Use the form below to order supplies (tables, chairs, tents; recycling, compost, and trash containers from Facilities) and/or food for your event from Berea College Catering.

Zero Waste Events Planning Form

When ordering from BC Catering and Facilities, the following “greening” practices are followed automatically:

  • Permanent-ware will be used for events with up to 100 attendees
  • For events over 100, BC Catering uses the approved compostable disposables
  • Organic and locally sourced products always available
  • Indoor or outdoor recycling, composting, and trash bins accompany your order
  • For events with 100+ attendees, student volunteer Recycling Ambassadors can be provided to help attendees dispose of items properly

Zero Waste Event – Supplies Only Form

Are you having an on campus event, but don’t need Berea College Catering services? No problem! Use the link below to order supplies and recycling, compost, and trash containers ONLY for your event. Note: Groups not affiliated with the college are able to order compostable materials for events. However, we are unable to supply event bins for events not affiliated with Berea College.

Compostable materials supply orders must be placed at least five working days prior to your event date.  Once the order is placed, Ronnie Vanhook, Storeroom Manager with Facilities, will notify you when the order is ready for pickup, or will make arrangements with you for delivery.  Pickup hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (closed noon to 1:00 PM for lunch).  Pickup location for compostable supplies is Facilities Storeroom, 310 Main Street (across from The Farm Store). If you have placed an order for the event bins, the following procedures apply. If your event is NOT located at the following locations, Kevin Long with Facilities Recycling will deliver to your event location.  Otherwise, please see below.

Alumni Building:  Campus Life Office has the keys to the storage area to the bins. Please return bins to the Campus Life Office once you are finished.

Stephenson Hall:  Bins are located under the stairs in stairwell on the first floor.  Please return to the area once you are finished.

Woods Penn:  Bins are located in the kitchen area.  Center for International Education office has the keys to the kitchen if locked. Please return to kitchen once you are finished.

Thank you for placing this order and doing your part to help make our campus a Zero Waste Institution!

Using Outside Caterers

Even if you elect to use a caterer other than Berea College Catering, you can still make your event green. See the guide below for ways to talk with your outsider caterer to make your event more sustainable.

How to Green Your Event with an Outside Caterer (PDF)