Event recycling container reservation form

Containers and banners available

To improve recycling at events, the following containers and banners are available:

  • Recycling containers: up to 50 available to collect mixed recycling (cans, bottles, and cups)
  • Organics recycling containers: up to 40 available to collect organics recycling (food, food-soiled paper, and compostable products)
  • Stand-alone banners: up to eight 10-foot tall stand-alone banners available to draw attention to the location of waste stations
  • Hanging banners: up to seven, 6-foot wide hanging banners available to draw attention to the location of waste stations

Learn more and see photos of these materials in our event recycling resources guide (PDF).

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Important guidelines

Eligible organizations

The loan program is available to cities, community groups, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and residents who wish to collect and recycle materials generated at events held in Hennepin County.

Hauling your recycling

Containers are available for the on-site collection of recycling and organics at events only. Collection and transport of materials is not included. See haulers and drop-off locations for options.

Picking up and returning containers

Containers must be picked up and returned to the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board Headquarters, 2117 West River Road North, Minneapolis, 55411.

Deposit and cleaning fee

Deposit

A refundable deposit via credit card is required at the time of pickup. Your full deposit will be credited back to you upon return of the containers, provided all containers and parts are returned clean.

A deposit is not required for city-sponsored events.

The refundable deposit varies depending on how many units you borrow:

  • 1 to 5 containers: $100
  • 6 to 15 containers: $200
  • 16 to 25 containers: $300
  • 26 to 35 containers: $400
  • 36 to 45 containers: $500
  • 46 to 60 containers: $600
  • 61 to 80 containers: $750
  • 81 to 100 containers: $950

There is also a returnable deposit for the standing banners:

  • 1 to 5 banners: $125
  • 6 to 8 banners: $250

The county reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to keep all or a portion of the deposit if all event recycling containers and banners are not returned in the same condition in which they were received (clean and undamaged), and if all event recycling containers and banners are not returned on or before the date specified on this form.

Cleaning fee

Containers must be returned clean. Use a damp cloth to wipe down the container lids after use.

A cleaning fee will be withheld from your deposit if the containers are returned dirty. The cleaning fee can range from a minimum charge of $25 to up to half the deposit amount.

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Event recycling container loan program application and agreement

Event Information
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Is the event being held in Hennepin County?

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The name of the venue, park, etc. where the event will be held.
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Event recycling containers and banners
Containers are available to collect mixed recycling (cans, bottles, and cups together).
Containers are available to collect organics recycling (food, food-soiled paper, and compostable products).
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Banners are intended to be placed near waste stations to draw attention to their location. Banners are about 10 feet tall when assembled and designed to withstand moderate winds. Banners come in a carrying case with a base, support poles, assembly instructions, and two banner options: recycling only, and recycling and organics recycling.
These 6-foot long banners say Recycling Center and can hang above your containers to draw attention to the location of waste stations. Events need to provide a way to hang the banners - ropes and/or posts for hanging are not included.
Recycling container pick up and return
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Containers may be picked up Monday through Friday between 1 and 4:30 p.m. from the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board Headquarters, 2117 West River Road N in Minneapolis.
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Containers may be returned Monday through Friday between 1 and 4:30 p.m. from the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board Headquarters, 2117 West River Road N in Minneapolis.
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Contact information
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Billing information

You will be charged the deposit when you pick up your containers. To expedite return of the deposit, please provide the following information. Your deposit will be returned within two weeks of returning the containers.

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Loan program guidelines
Terms and conditions
I certify that I am an authorized representative of the above sponsoring organization, and that the above facts and following statements are true to the best of my knowledge. I have read the above event recycling container guidelines, and I and the sponsoring organization I represent agree to be bound by these guidelines. I and the sponsoring organization I represent understand that any violation of any part of this agreement will result in forfeiture of the deposit and immediate termination of the use of the event recycling containers. I and the sponsoring organization I represent agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Hennepin County, its officials, its agents, and employees against any and all claims, damages, losses, and expenses, including legal fees, arising out of or in any way associated with the event involving the use of these event recycling containers.
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