Event Resources

Lane County's numerous festivals, community events and street fairs can generate large amounts of waste. Any event, large or small can be closer to "zero waste" with Waste Wise Lane County resources. 

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LARGE EVENTS - Sustainable Events Services Program

Waste Wise Lane County, in partnership with the city of Eugene and Action Rental-All & Events, offers durable dishware and water bottle refill stations to event producers that want to avoid disposable paper plates, plastic forks, plastic cups and other materials that end up in the trash. The Sustainable Events Services (SES) Program will deliver dishware cleaned and sanitized for your event and collect the dirty dishes after its conclusion—all for much less than the cost of purchasing disposable food service ware.

The SES Program allows your event to incorporate high-quality melamine bowls, plates, glasses, utensils. All dishware is microwave-safe, BPA-free, NSF-certified—and secure, sturdy, and stackable in various sizes.

Additionally, the program offers up to 10 basin-style water bottle refilling stations to reduce the use of plastic bottles.

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The Sustainable Events Services Program is affordable, requires minimal staff training and can be implemented quickly.


1. The team at Action Rental-All will work with your event to determine what dishware is a good fit for your food service needs and a delivery and collection schedule that works for your public event.

2. This program replaces disposable plates and utensils with durable and reusable plates, bowls, cups, silverware and provides water bottle refilling stations, all of which have been cleaned and sanitized to the highest standards. Event goers enjoy the food served on these reusable dishes by the event’s vendors as they would normally.

3. After eating, event goers return dishes at established bussing/drop-off stations that have been identified during the planning phase of your event.

4. Action Rental-All collects the dirty dishware from the drop off stations and transports them back to their industrial, state-of-the-art washing facility for washing and sterilization. They deliver dishes once daily to ensure you have a supply of clean reusables to start with each morning of your event.

For more information:
♦ Email: [email protected]
♦ Brochure
♦ FAQ sheet
Dish Station Best Practices
Food Vendor Best Practices

SMALL EVENTS - Dishware Loan Program

Waste Wise Lane County offers kits of reusable utensils, plates, cups, and napkins for small events. Four kits in sets of 25 are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The sets are not matching but are perfect for informal occasions.

For more information, email [email protected], or call (541) 682-2059.

Reuseable dishware

Recycling Bin Program

Recycling and compost bins are available for event planners on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, email [email protected], or call (541) 682-2059.

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Waste Free Oregon

Waste Free Oregon offers zero waste management services to help events and venues ensure materials generated are managed sustainably. For more information, contact Shari Smith at (541) 232-2307 or [email protected].

LARGE EVENTS - Sustainable Events Services Program Materials

SMALL EVENTS - Dishware Loan Agreement Form

Recycling Bin Loan Agreement Form

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