Special Events

Special Event Requirements

The City of Palo Alto requires that all special events practice zero waste through waste reduction, reuse, recycling, and composting measures. These requirements include:

  • Providing garbage, recycle, and compost carts for the event.
  • Employing Zero Waste purchasing practices.
  • Ensuring that the City of Palo Alto’s Zero Waste requirements are followed by vendors/display table participants.

Special Event Waste Collection Service

Whether you’re having a city permitted special event or a small gathering in your neighborhood, GreenWaste of Palo Alto would be happy to help you with your zero waste planning and get you an event waste station.

An event waste station consists of a 32-gallon garbage cart, a 64-gallon recycle cart, and a 64-gallon compost cart, with corresponding signage. 

Please fill out this form to request special event service:

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