Apply for City waste service

Thinking about hiring the City to remove waste from your event? Costs are based on:

  • How many food scraps, recycling, and garbage bins you need
  • How often you need the bins emptied
  • If any recycling bins are contaminated with garbage

 You are responsible for leaving your event area clean and litter-free, otherwise you will be charged for City services to clean up. Do not use existing bins on City and park property.

Apply online using the green event application form.

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Reduce, reuse, recycle: help the environment and your budget

Keep your costs down by helping event guests sort their waste properly.

  • Assign at least two staff or volunteers per recycling station.
  • Use signage and event communications.

We collect recyclables and food scraps from your event the same way we do from houses and duplexes.

Make your event more sustainable

Add bike racks, water fountains, and green event signage to your waste service order. This option has limited availability and requires a strong volunteer presence at your event.

Estimate your costs

We suggest one recycling station per 500 people, at the busiest hour, and per food preparation station. Recycling stations have four bins: one for garbage, food scraps, container recycling, and paper reycling.

Item Frequency Cost
Delivery and pickup service Per event $225.00  
Garbage bin rental (240 L) Per pickup $15.00  
Container recycling bin rental (240 L) Per pickup $10.00 *
Paper recycling bin rental (240 L) Per pickup $10.00 *
Food scrap recycling bin rental (240 L) Per pickup $10.00 *
Bike rack rental Each $5.00
Water fountain rental Each $10.00
Green event signage rental Each $10.00

* Recycling bins contaminated with garbage will be charged $15.00 per bin instead of $10.00.

† Must be part of waste service order. Limited availability. Strong volunteer presence needed.

We charge a 15% administration fee and 5% GST on the subtotal.

Green Events Planning Guide

Find out how you make your event more sustainable – before, during, and after.

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