Event Container Loan Program
SWACO's Event Container Loan Program is designed to help Franklin County events effectively reduce, reuse, recycle, and compost!
Event Waste Reduction
Container Loan Overview
- Users may request up to 150 recycling containers or 75 recycling and 75 landfill containers for their event. 20 compost containers are also available.
- The containers are lightweight and portable.
- If approved, containers may be picked up at SWACO during normal work hours M-F.
- Bins perform best with 40” x 45” (45 gallon) bags.
- Containers are loaned out on a first come, first serve basis.
Container Loan Logistics
- Users MUST contact a SWACO representative first BEFORE submitting the request form to ensure availability of containers.
- All events open to the public and located in SWACO's jurisdiction (PDF map) are eligible to apply.
- A Request Form must be emailed to [email protected] two weeks prior to the event.
- Approved requests will require a signed Container Loan Agreement and a $10 deposit for each container loaned (i.e. 25 containers = $250 deposit). The deposit check will be returned pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Loan Agreement.
- In order to measure the impact of this program, Event Organizers are required to share the amount of materials recycled, composted, and/ or landfilled with SWACO by submitting a Final Report.
Event Waste Reduction Resources
- Review the Event Waste Reduction Grant Program to see if your event is eligible for grant funding to reduce event-generated waste from the Franklin County Landfill.
- Download SWACO's Event Waste Reduction Best Practices Guide (PDF) for tips and tricks to host a more sustainable event.
- Download the City of Columbus Green Event Guide (PDF)
- Download the OEPA's Zero Waste Special Event Planning Guide (PDF)
- Watch short recorded SWACO webinars to learn what's recyclable at events and why, strategies for waste reduction, and more.
- Request recycling training for your event volunteers and staff by emailing [email protected].
Sorting Signs & Feather Sail
Download sorting signage to help your guests know what to put where! The signs hyperlinked below are 11x17.
- Mixed Recycling Sorting Sign
- Composting Sorting Sign (Events)
- Landfill Sorting Sign (No Compost)
- Cardboard Only Recycling Sign
- Recycle Feather Sail
For more information, e-mail SWACO.