Plastic bag ban now in effect
Ordinances have started in Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, and unincorporated Thurston County banning plastic carryout bags.
Learn more about these ordinances.
Borrow event recycling bins
Solid Waste wants to help you recycle at your next big event!
We loan out free recycle, compost, and trash bins. We provide the bins, signs, and bags.
How to borrow bins
You can borrow these bins from many convenient locations throughout Thurston County, including Celebrations the party store in Lacey.
Your local jurisdiction (listed below) also has bins to loan out, but may have only a limited number. Call or email to make a reservation.
|Lacey||Celebrations the party store,
4614 Lacey Blvd SE
|Dave Light, Store Manager||(360) 754-7368|
|Lacey City Hall, Water Resources, 420 College Street SE||Kim Benedict, Water Resource Specialist||(360) 438-2687|
|Olympia||City of Olympia Public Works, 1401 Eastside St. SE||Kim Johnson, Program Specialist||(360) 570-5837|
|Rainier||City of Rainier, Public Works, 600 Minnesota N||Ron Gibson, Public Works Director||(360) 446-2636|
|Tenino||City of Tenino Public Works Office, 149 Hodgden Street South||Dave Defoe, Public Works Director||(360) 264-2368|
|Tumwater||Maintenance Bld, 7007 Capitol Blvd SW||Stephanie Klein, Parks & Rec. Administrative Assistant||(360) 754-4160|
|Yelm||City of Yelm, Public Works Department, 901 Rhoton Road||Ryan Johnstone, Public Works Director||(360) 458-8406|
|South Thurston County||Thurston County Public Works, 9605 Tilley Rd S, Olympia||Katherine Staus, Waste Reduction Specialist||(360) 867-2282|
Did you know that event recycling is now required by law? Learn about the requirements of this law and whether it applies to your event (external link).
Where to dispose of materials after your event
You are responsible for disposing of the materials you collect at your event. Regular curbside service is available for recycling, compost, and trash. Contact your hauler for more information and service options.
Other disposal options include:
Please do not try to self-haul your own organics. Instead, we recommend one of the following:
Call Katherine Straus at (360) 867-2282 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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