UW EH&S has in-person event guide that provides guidance for preventing the spread of COVID-19. Please review the guide when planning in-person events.

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 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.

The minimum charge is $24. There is an additional weekend charge of $34 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.

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
Magnuson Health Sciences Center
HSE Event Support
Gould Hall UW College of Built Environments
HUB HUB Event Services
Kane Hall Classroom Technology & Events
Mary Gates Hall Classroom Technology & Events
NanoEngineering Sciences Building Classroom Technology & Events
South Campus Center Health Sciences Room Reservations
Suzzallo/Allen Libraries Meetings, Conference and Event Facilities
UW Tower UW Tower Operations
Waterfront Activities Center Events at Waterfront Activities Center