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915 N. Nelson St., Spokane, WA 99202 • Phone: 311 inside city limits or 509.755.CITY (2489) for outside the city • Fax: 509.343.9652
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Special Event Recycling

SPECIAL EVENT RECYCLING.  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.

Before the event:

Contact Event Recycling at 509.625.6580 or eventrecycling@spokanecity.org to reserve your equipment %u2013 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 the Waste to Energy facility, the transfer stations or a buy back center.  You may also place mixed recyclables in your single stream recycling cart. For larger events, make arrangements with your hauler.

The steps to recycling at your event:

  1. Pick up the requested number of containers, along with training materials, bags and recycling information.

  2. Place containers at your event. To get good clean recycling, the container must be placed next to a garbage can. That minimizes the contamination in your recyclables.

  3. Monitor the containers during your event %u2013 your garbage crew can also check the recycling bins. Because more people will be recycling, the garbage containers will not fill up as fast.

At the end of the event:

  1. Repack ClearStream containers and return them per instructions that will be provided to you.

  2. Make sure your recyclables get recycled.

  3. Complete the Evaluation Form (PDF 99 KB)

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Spokane Solid Waste Collection
915 N. Nelson St.
Spokane, WA 99202 USA
509-625-7878
http://www.spokanecitysolidwaste.com
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