Event planning

Event Loaner Bin Program

Solid Waste wants to help you recycle at your next big event!

We loan out free recycling and garbage bins. We will provide the bins, signs, and bags.

How to borrow bins

You can borrow these bins from many convenient locations throughout Thurston County.

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.

Jurisdiction Pickup location Contact Phone
Lacey Lacey City Hall, Water Resources, 420 College Street SE Emily Watts, 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 Call for details Tyler Whitworth, Tenino Area Chamber of Commerce 360-790-5415
Yelm City of Yelm, Public Works Department, 901 Rhoton Road Becky Jackson, Public Works Administrative Assistant (360) 458-8406
South Thurston County Thurston County Public Works, 9605 Tilley Rd S, Olympia Sign up to borrow bins (360) 867-2491

Did you know that event recycling is now required by law at official gatherings and sports facilities? 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:



Contact us

Call   (360) 867-2491 or e-mail ThurstonSolidWaste@co.thurston.wa.us.

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