Zero Waste

COVID-19 Impacts

in compliance with the Governor’s “Stay Home and Stay Healthy” order, the City of Olympia will not be permitting any festivals or events until further notice. Festival and Event Permit Applications will not be available or accepted until permitting reopens.

Olympia's Zero-Waste van parked at Capitol Campus

Planning a zero waste event

Planning a zero waste event involves taking steps toward more successful recycling and starting to collect and compost food scraps with the ultimate goal being little to no garbage collected at your event.

Whether it's a company picnic, sporting event, family reunion, or neighborhood get together, any event can be zero waste!

We can help!

The City lends out collection bins, signage, and bags to help jurisdictions and organizations put on successful zero waste events. See our Event Loaner Program flyer for details. or:

Contact Kim Johnson at 360.570.5837 or

Zero Waste Event Resources