Large Event Recycling Requirements
Recycling services are required by local ordinances at public events with 100 or more attendees. Events usually generate the same recyclables found at home: bottles, cans, jugs, jars and cardboard.
- Public venues such as school or community centers may already have recycling containers on site, so extra containers may not be needed.
- Confirm that trash and recycling services are included in your rental agreement and request or provide additional recycling containers if the venue does not have them.
- Local waste haulers service many large events; they provide labeled carts and dumpsters for recycling and trash collection.
- Set up waste stations in strategic locations where recycling and trash are generated at the venue.
- Each waste station should have two clearly labeled carts: one recycling, one trash.
Adding Organics Recycling to Your Event
Take advantage of WLSSD’s nearby organics composting facility by going “all-compostable”. Food scraps and compostable materials kept separate from regular trash can be composted rather than landfilled. Successful organics recycling at large events requires advanced planning.
- Food vendor contracts should require use of certified compostable goods.
- An additional cart is needed at each waste station to collect food scraps and other compostable items.
- The waste hauling contract should include dedicated carts for collecting compostable items and an organics recycling dumpster.
- WLSSD staff can provide help in planning for organics recycling at your event and guidance in obtaining certified compostable materials that are accepted at our composting facility.