Event Recycling

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Event Recycling provides free equipment such as 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.

Request ClearStream Containers

It's easy to request ClearStream containers using the following methods.


Download the three forms below and email your Equipment Request Form to Event Recycling to schedule the containers for your event:

Or Call

Call 509-625-6580 to receive the forms via mail. Then mail your Equipment Request Form to:
City of Spokane
Attn: Event Recycling
2900 S Geiger Boulevard
Spokane, WA 99224

Before Your Event

Be sure to contact SCRSWS Event Recycling to reserve your equipment at least two weeks in advance. 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 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.

During 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 – 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 Your 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).


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