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Event organizers welcome recycling at the next special event

Provided by Prince William County Solid Waste Division

Invite recycling bins to your special event. The Prince William County Solid Waste Division is providing free recycling bins and bags to support special events in Prince William County.

People are used to recycling at home, at work and at school and they also want to recycle at events. Event recycling bins are available on loan and are suitable for collecting plastic bottles and aluminum cans. Recycling bins are loaned on a first-come, first-served basis and can be reserved by visiting and completing the Special Events Recycling Bin Agreement.

In Prince William County, recycling is mandatory. Recycling plastic bottles and aluminum cans at events helps reduce the amount of material landfilled, extending their useful life. Community groups and non-profit organizations can easily reduce the amount of recyclable waste that ends up in the landfill by requesting a recycling bin for the events they host.

For smaller events or private parties, the Prince William County Solid Waste Division recommends that the host designate a separate container for recyclable items. Always place a clearly marked recycling bin next to the trash can to help eliminate confusion and reduce the risk of contamination of the recycling bin.

Indoors or outdoors, small gatherings or large parties, special events can be a big source of materials that end up in the trash instead of being recycled. Event organizers can impress their guests and help the environment by thoughtfully adding recycling containers placed next to trash cans.