the #greenestshow on grass.

7 days. 500,000 fans. Zero waste. See how we've turned the PGA TOUR's most highly attended tournament into the Greenest Show on Grass.

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  • Keep food and liquid out of recycle bin.

  • Compost cups, plates, utensils and food.

  • Pick up green tips from our Recycling Ambassadors.

  • Put recycling bins all around your environment.

  • Remember food and liquids trash your recycling.

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WMPO Water Campaign

The Waste Management Phoenix Open is committed to conserving and restoring water, and we're inviting you to join the movement by making a simple free pledge to conserve.

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Stay and eat sustainably

Are you attending the event? View this list of sustainable restaurants, markets and hotels nearby the tournament.

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Waste Management Phoenix Open App

View the course map, get hole-by-hole descriptions, play the all-new 16th hole game featuring awesome prizes, and more.

Zero Waste Success.

The ambitious goal of zero waste at the Waste
Management Phoenix Open became a reality in 2013,
and is becoming a record-setting tradition.


OF Trash diverted from landfills.

No Trash Cans.

To get to zero, start with the 6,000 recycling and compost bins that replaced every trash can on the course.

Solar Powered.

The sun does more than shine on the course. It also fuels our 60 solar-powered compactors, each holding five times that of a traditional bin.


  • Council for Responsible Sport Evergreen Certification
  • UL Zero Waste to Landfill Operations with
    10% Incineration with Energy Recovery Validation

2015 WM Phoenix Open
case study video. Watch It.

2016 WM Phoenix Open Sustainability Report Update. Download It.

Reclaimed. Reused. Remarkable.

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140,000 GOLF BALLS AND 750,000 GOLF TEES




Golf Tees


Golf Balls


Recycled or Reused

The Greenest Show on Grass took hold in many ways at TPC Scottsdale. Among them, three Zero Waste Stations uniquely repurposed from their first life as Waste Management dumpsters, and two floating logos on the water holes at 15 and 18 – one made with 140,000 used golf balls, the other comprised of 750,000 tees made from recycled plastic.

Zero Waste. Many Initiatives.

Waste Management has lots more zero waste initiatives at work behind the scenes.

Natural Gas Trucks

Waste Management is using four CNG trucks to transport the waste and recycled materials collected during the tournament. These clean-burning CNG trucks emit 95% less particulate matter and 90% less carbon monoxide than comparable diesel-fueled vehicles.

Green Vendors

Vendor education is key to the success of our green initiatives. Our Sustainability Services team has worked diligently with vendors to track inventories, inputs and outputs, and to source recyclable and compostable materials.

Water Reuse
and conservation

In our "greywater" initiative, we're rerouting drain water from the kitchens, laundries and hospitality areas for use in the portable restrooms. Last year this effort saved thousands of gallons of fresh water.

hospitality Tent

Creating the Greenest Show on Grass even extended to our hospitality tent on 18 - where guests could sit back, relax and enjoy the renewable future.

Zero Waste

There are numerous "Recycling Stations" in high-traffic areas staffed with "Recycling Ambassadors" who can answer questions about how to recycle and compost.

Tournament powered
by green energy

All power for the tournament is provided by renewable sources including solar, wind geothermal, biogas and biomass.

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