As of July 22, 2007, Washington State passed a law requiring that recycling be available at public events where beverages are served in plastic or glass bottles or aluminum cans. The Department of Ecology has put together a fact sheet (PDF) about Washington State’s recycling at public events law.
The law (RCW 70.93.093) states that in communities where there is an established curbside service and where recycling service is available to businesses, a recycling program must be provided at every official gathering and at every sport facility by the vendors who sell beverages in single-use aluminum, glass, or plastic bottles or cans.
Yakima County, Solid Waste Division, has purchased recycling containers for businesses and organizations to borrow for their events. These containers are available on a first come, first served basis. ClearStream® recycling bins are available for free loan at any public event from Yakima County, Solid Waste Division. To reserve your ClearStream® recycling containers, please contact us at 509-574-2450 or download an application and fax it to our office at 509-574-2458.