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Portland Event Recycling

In a partnership between The City of Portland and Community Environmental Services, the Portland Event Recycling Program (PER) works to decrease the amount of landfill bound waste generated by Portland’s numerous festivals, street fairs, and other community events.  PER program staff works one-on-one with event organizers to develop and implement site-specific waste diversion systems for events and manages and distributes event recycling and composting equipment. Through Portland Event Recycling, the City of Portland provides assistance and equipment to events free of charge.

PER program staff currently works with over 180 events annually. The PER program strives to help organizers create easy to understand recycling systems that are tailored to each event. Much of the program’s emphasis has been focused on fine-tuning the collection systems at large-scale summer events held at Waterfront Park, as these events draw large crowds and produce a significant amount of waste.

For more information please contact:

Calvin Agricola, Project Lead

To expedite the process of obtaining equipment for your event, please provide the following information:

  • Name, date and location of event 
  • Number of attendees
  • If known, types of recyclable materials event will generate


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