Free tools are available to help event planners offer recycling at their local events. Event Recycling provides collection receptacles, supplies, and information necessary to plan environmentally friendly events and meet the Washington State Recycling Law.
Organizations may borrow ClearStream recycling collection containers from the Equipment Lending Library. The recycling containers are designed to collect aluminum cans, plastic bottles, and plastic cups. Compostable containers allow for collection of food scraps and food-soiled paper.
Contact Event Recycling to reserve your equipment – at least two weeks in advance is suggested. Staff is also available for tips on creating a recycling program, planning checklists, and signage templates.
Determine ahead of time where your collected recyclables will go and how the materials will be hauled. Recyclables can be sorted and taken to one of the three transfer stations (see the Disposal page for more information) or taken to a buy-back center. You may also place mixed recyclables in your Big Blue single stream recycling cart. For larger events, make arrangements with your hauler.
The steps to recycling at your event:
At the end of the event