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Event Recycling and Composting

  • Get the equipment and assistance you need to make your event waste-free

Portland's numerous festivals, community events and street fairs often generate large amounts of waste. 

Our free technical assistance can help event planners and coordinators divert waste from the landfill with increased recycling and food composting. We'll help you each step of the way from choosing the right containers to locating where to drop off recycling and composting! 

Contact the Portland Event Recycling Program at 503-725-5147 for assistance, or view the forms and resources below for more information.

Recent Changes to Commercial Composting

NOTICE: CHANGES TO THE ACCEPTED LIST

As of November 1, 2014, waxed cardboard will no longer be allowed as part of the commercial compost collection. As of March 1, 2015, only food scraps will be accepted.

These non-food items will NO LONGER be accepted:

waxed cardboard and compostable service ware

More information at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/sustainabilityatwork/64745.


Recycling Drop-off Locations

Where to take event recycling and waste materials

Event Equipment

Signs and containers for recycling and composting stations

Event Recycling Help from Master Recyclers

Learn how volunteers can help you make a plan to reduce waste at your event

Recycling Collection Event Guide

How to make recycling a success at your event

Food Scrap Collection Event Guide

Get set for success with food scrap collection at your event

Community Environmental Services

Portland Event Recycling