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Event Recycling
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Holding an event in Hamilton County?

Borrow our highly visible, well-labeled recycling containers. We provide the containers and plastic liners for free. You are responsible for collecting and recycling the material.

Request a Container

Request containers with our Container Loan Request Form below. Containers are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Hamilton County ReSource has recycling containers available to borrow for any organization sponsoring an event in Hamilton County, Ohio.
  • Signage, bags and compost options can be provided as well.
  • There is no charge to borrow containers. However, events that do not return the containers or return them late, significantly soiled, odorous, with stickers affixed, or damaged beyond use will be charged for replacement, cleaning and/or late fees.
  • Containers are reserved in the order properly completed request forms are received.
  • To borrow some of these containers, please complete and submit the form.
  • Each form submitted is for one event!

Event Recycling Tips

When you cannot reduce or reuse an item, follow these simple steps to make sure recyclables are saved from the landfill. 

Place Recycling Containers near Trash 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 photos, of what can be recycled at each recycling container. If you borrow the District’s containers, they are equipped with proper signage. Also consider placing signs that say “Recycle These” where drinks are served in bottles and cans.

Know What Can & Cannot Be Recycled

Most events will have recyclable bottles and cans from patrons and cardboard from vendors. No cups are currently recyclable locally. Know what can and cannot be recycled and where recyclables can be dropped off.

Get the Word Out

During the event, remind patrons to recycle plastic bottles and cans, and remind vendors to recycle their cardboard.

Use Only Clear Bags

Only use clear bags for collecting recyclables. If recyclables are in a bag that is not transparent, workers at the recycling plant may assume it is garbage and landfill it.

Reducing & Reusing Tips

Conserve resources and save money by preventing waste in the first place.

If you have questions about borrowing recycling containers, or need advice on how to set up an event recycling program, email Sam Plante or call 513-946-7734.

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