UW Recycling provides recycling, compost and garbage bins for special events on campus, except at select locations (see below). Delivery, service and removal of containers takes place during UW Recycling’s operational hours of 5 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Indoor Events Mixed Containers

Indoor Events Mixed Containers

Indoor Event Containers

Outdoor Events Mixed Containers

Outdoor Events Mixed Containers

Outdoor Event Containers






Who is Eligible to Use This Service?
Campus Visitors (without a NetID)

Members of the public planning an event in a UW building can request this service.


How Early Should I Request?

Submit your request at least 2 weeks prior to your event. We cannot guarantee service for requests received less than 2 weeks prior to an event.



Cost is the same for UW affiliates and public customers. This includes hourly labor costs (NetID login required) for delivery, service, removal and disposal. To clarify, that means you’re charged for how long it takes our crews to complete the work order, not just for the duration of your event.

There is an additional weekend charge of $49 for events occurring between Friday afternoon and Sunday evening.

An estimate of total charges can be provided upon request.


Request the Service

You will receive a copy of the request after submitting the form. If you do not receive a confirmation email within a few minutes, please try your request again.

Once you fill out the form, UW Recycling will work with you to determine the number of containers needed for your event.

UW Recycling responds to service requests within 2 business days. If you do not receive a response, please resubmit your request.

Log in to track your requests or make changes.


Additional Info

UW Recycling doesn’t provide special event containers or bins for these locations:

Facility Contact
Burke Museum Burke Museum Private Events
Center for Urban Horticulture CUH Rental Program Office
Foege Building Health Sciences Classroom Services
Gould Hall UW College of Built Environments
Health Sciences Education Building Health Sciences Classroom Services
HUB HUB Event Services
Kane Hall Academic Technologies, Event Services
Magnuson Health Sciences Center Health Sciences Classroom Services
Mary Gates Hall Academic Technologies, Event Services
South Campus Center Health Sciences Classroom Services
Suzzallo/Allen Libraries Meetings, Conference and Event Facilities
UW Tower UW Tower Operations
Waterfront Activities Center Events at Waterfront Activities Center