Events, whether large or small, can generate a lot of waste. Just setting out trashcans doesn’t cut it anymore. Trashcan = landfill.
Take a big event like Franklin County Field Days. Over just a few days approximately ½ ton of food waste and ½ ton of recycling was generated. That’s 2000 lbs. of waste that would have been sent to the landfill had it not been managed correctly. (Not to mention 10,000 lbs. of manure/straw animal bedding.)
Now, if the biggest event in the area can successfully separate their waste, then your event can do it, too.