Event Recycling

Do you want to recycle at your next event? If so, the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District (District) can help! Recycling containers are available for loan to any resident, organization, school, or community sponsoring an event in Hamilton County, Ohio.

The containers are designed specifically for event recycling—highly visible and recognizable. We provide the containers and plastic liners for free. You are responsible for collecting and recycling the material.

To request containers for your next event, complete the Container Loan Request Form. Containers are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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Bottles & Cans
Clear-Tainer

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Compost Clear-Tainer
with Sign Holder

Tips for Successful Recycling at Your Event

By following these simple steps, you can reduce waste at your next event.

Get the Word Out
Generate enthusiasm with event planners and patrons. Make announcements in news releases, websites, social media, newsletters, and/or church bulletins. During the event, remind patrons to recycle plastic bottles and cans.

Know What can be Recycled and Where it can be Dropped Off:
Don't forget about your vendors—they generate recyclable waste, mostly cardboard boxes.

Use Only Clear Bags
If you have to use bags, only use clear bags for collecting recyclables. If recyclables are in a bag that is not see-through, workers at the recycling center may assume it is garbage and landfill it.

Place Recycling Receptacles Near Trash Cans
Place recycling containers close to garbage cans. For every recycling container there should be a garbage can almost touching it to discourage contamination. If you have too much contamination it is likely that all the material will be landfilled.

Post Clear Signage
Provide good signage, with pictures, of what can be recycled at each recycling container. Also consider placing signs that say “Recycle These” where drinks are served in bottles and cans.

Post Event Feedback
Offer positive feedback after the event, such as “We saved $_____ by decreasing our landfill waste”, or “Thank you to everyone who helped with the recycling efforts”.

Include specific benefits of recycling in Ohio to solidify the impact.

Thank you for your commitment to recycling! The Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District is here to help. If you have any questions or would like assistance with setting up your recycling program, contact Cher Mohring at 513-946-7737.