Cherry Festival Waste Audits

EcoStrategies Project Portfolio


Grand Traverse, Michigan




  • Bay Area Recycling for Charities
  • GFL Environmental Inc.
  • The National Cherry Festival


SEEDS regularly conducted waste audits for the National Cherry Festival and provided suggestions on how to minimize the event’s environmental impact.

The 2022 report link below presents data provided by GFL Environmental Inc. (GFL) that has been verified and analyzed by SEEDS. This report describes the amount of waste generated at the festival grounds during the 2022 National Cherry Festival, how that waste was processed, the amount of waste diverted from landfills, and the resulting environmental impacts. This report will help the National Cherry Festival make appropriate waste management decisions and lessen the environmental impact of future events.

Read the full report here.