Event Lending Library

Planning a community, family, or corporate event? The resources below will guide you through your event planning so you are prepared to manage and minimize waste during your event.
Event hosts are welcome to borrow garbage/recycle/food waste bins and dishware free-of-charge from Waste Connections’ Event Lending Library.

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Start Here!

Event Planning Guide
This step-by-step guide explains how to minimize event waste, determine how many garbage/recycle bins you’ll need, calculate how much garbage you’ll have, and find options for waste disposal after your event.

Make Your Reservation!

Event Library Reservation Form
Fill out and submit this reservation form to reserve our event library receptacles.  We lend portable garbage/recycle/food waste bins, durable dishes, and more.  Free for all event hosts to borrow!
Questions about the event lending library or minimizing waste at your event? Call 360-449-8394 to speak with a waste reduction specialist.

See The Inventory

Equipment List
This equipment list shows all the receptacles, signs, dishes, and other resources we lend for community, family, and corporate events.  Event hosts may borrow this equipment for free for any event held in Clark County.

Need Dumpster Service?

Call customer service to place an order for dumpsters:
866-892-9269 (Mon – Fri 8am to 5pm)

Seeking A Donation?

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Charitable organizations in Clark County may be eligible for monetary grants or gifts of raffle items or in-kind dumpster service.  Interested organizations may apply by submitting a Charitable Giving Application or sending an inquiry to clarkcountycharitablegiving@wcnx.org.
Organizations requesting free dumpster service are still responsible setting up and maintaining a garbage/recycle system during their event, sorting their waste, and for litter cleanup after their event. Be sure to also reserve garbage/recycle receptacles from the Event Lending Library, free for all events in Clark County.

Be Prepared

Event Checklist
This handy checklist is provided when borrowing the event lending library equipment.  Look it over to make sure you’re prepared to manage your event waste.

Watch An Example Of A Zero Waste Luncheon

This event involved serving lunch to 20 people during a workshop and made use of durable dishware and composting to keep trash down to a minimum.

Other Local Resources:

Need Décor?

Decor Lending Library
Decrease waste and save money by borrowing decorations for your event/party from the Décor Lending LibraryHave left-over decorations? You can donate your leftover décor to the library.  This Vancouver-area business lends items to event hosts free-of-charge. They also offer event planning workshops.

Master Composter/Recyclers

Master Composter/Recyclers are community members who are experts in reducing garbage and creating recycling/composting systems. You can invite an MCR volunteer to join your event planning team. MCRs can help you design a more sustainable event and help train your garbage/recycle volunteers.
Call 360-937-2121 x4961 or email mcr@clark.wa.gov.

Volunteers for your Event

Need additional volunteers to help with set up, running waste stations, clean up, or any other event tasks?  Try these sites for recruiting volunteers.  Many event hosts offer volunteers perks like free admission, free meals/drinks, coupons, t-shirts etc.

WA State Event Recycling Law

Did you know… recycling is required at official gatherings and sports facilities?  Find out more about the State law, requirements, and get helpful tips for creating a successful recycling system at your event.
RCW 70.93.092

Hire an Event Crew

Expecting thousands of guests? Short on volunteers? Hosts of large community festivals may want to hire a team to set up garbage/recycle receptacles, empty receptacles during the event, and clean up after the event. Some organizations to consider hiring include:

Eligibility for Recycling Bin Grant

Your organization may be eligible for a donation of recycling bins.  Apply for the Coca-Cola/Keep America Beautiful Public Space Recycling Bin Grant.

Purchase ClearStream Bins

If you host several events per year, you may like to purchase your own set of recycling receptacles from ClearStream.  Find out more at ClearStreamrecycling.com.