Green Events

Portable Containers Available

Whether you're hosting a block party, graduation, family reunion, or other gathering, make it a green event! Portable containers are available to loan from the city at no cost to residents to reduce waste at your event. Portable containers collapse for transport and come with bags that attach to the assembled frame. 

Recycling & Food Scraps Containers 

Two types of containers are available. Use one or both! 
  1. Recycling Containers - plastic bottles and aluminum cans. 
  2. Food Scraps Containers - fill up your compostable bags with food scraps and other organics waste. For a list of accepted/unaccepted items, visit

Reserve Containers

For more information or to reserve a container to loan, call 651-204-6000 with your event date. A limit of three containers per event are available, as bins are limited. Bags are provided. Bins are available to pick up City Hall 1-2 business days prior to your event at City Hall during our business hours, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  A copy of your driver's license or proof of residency is required at check-out.

Read more information about borrowing event recycling containers and organizing a green event.