Festival & Event Recycling
In 2011, the Muskegon Area Sustainability Coalition coordinated efforts for recycling resources for outdoor festivals and events. The program began with the donation of a trailer from PADNOS Recycling, funding for the ClearStream recycle bins came from the Community Foundation for Muskegon County, and the signs for the bins were funded by the Alcoa Foundation.
Sustainable Muskegon houses and transports 80 recycle bins for the county and The Green Network in the White Lake Area houses and transports 15 recycle bins that can be used at various events and festivals throughout Muskegon County FOR FREE!
To Reserve Bins for Your Event
Please fill out the Bin Application Form and send a $100 deposit check per 20 recycle bins requested to 131 E. Apple Ave., 4th floor, Muskegon, MI 49442.
Once received by the Sustainability Office, you will be contacted and the reservation will be confirmed. The bins will be dropped off to the agreed upon location at the agreed upon time. Depending on the number of bins requested, the small locked trailer may be dropped off to stay onsite at your event. The bins and bags will be available to use during the event, and the bins will be picked up on the first business day after the event is over. Once all bins are accounted for, the deposit check will be shredded. The materials collected at the event are the responsibility of the event, though the Sustainability Office can help make connections to recycling haulers. After the event, please submit the Tally Sheet to the Sustainability Coordinator as it helps to measure program effectiveness.