If you would like to recycle at your organization’s next event, KCSWA can help!
We have a supply of recycling containers available at no-cost for loan
to municipalities, clubs, schools, churches, or other organizations on a first come, first serve basis.

Incorporating recycling into your event requires some proactive planning, but by targeting your materials and knowing your recycling options, you CAN have an easy-to-manage recycling program at your special event. Ranging in size from small gatherings to multi-day events that attracts hundreds or thousands of people, events can generate large amounts of waste. This is an opportunity to recover significant amounts of waste for recycling.

Equipment and Usage Guidelines:

  • Event planners must request use of KCSWA recycling containers at least 2 weeks before the day of the event.
  • Recycling containers can be picked up the day before the event and should be dropped back off the next business day after event. Pick up/drop off locations include:

    Pick-up  is available at:
    Kanawha County Solid Waste Authority
    600 Slack Street
    Charleston, WV 25301

  • The recycling containers are designed to accommodate plastic bottles and aluminum cans but additional bags can be provided for cardboard or other paper products.
    • Bags will be provided along with the recycling containers, but if your event were to need extras, regular trash bags can be used.
  • Recyclable materials can be dropped off along with the containers.
  • If the recycling containers are returned damaged or not returned at all, you will be billed $25 per bin.
  • If you don’t have the means of transportation to provide recycling containers at your event, arrangements can be made with KCSWA.

Recycling tips for your event:

  • Place recycling containers and trash receptacles side-by-side in high traffic areas
  • Make sure trash receptacles look different than recycling containers
  • Routinely monitor the recycling containers and remove any trash.
    • This serves to minimize contamination. Once a recycling container gets contaminated, it can quickly fill up with more trash because guests may disregard labels and look what is inside the container to see what should go in.
  • Empty the recycling containers as needed throughout the event.
  • Advertise in your event program that recycling is available
  • Donate unspoiled and non-perishable food items to local food banks

The Kanawha County Solid Waste Authority is the central resource for waste reduction in the county with a focus on the education and awareness of sustainable techniques and initiatives.

Kanawha County
Solid Waste Authority
600 Slack Street
Charleston, WV 25301
(304) 342-4477

Monday - Friday 8:00am-5:00pm