State Assembly Bill 2176 requires special events to submit a Waste Management Plan for recyclable materials generated from their event if they serve an average of more than 2000 individuals and charge an admission. The Plan is part of the City’s Special Event Permit Application and must include: primary contact information, types of waste generated at the event and information on the recycling services to be provided. Large Event Planners may coordinate with the City’s Solid Waste Division or a private recycling company for assistance in developing the plan and recycling the materials generated at the event.
It is helpful to have a good strategy when planning out the details for a special event. The City has provided a resource guide for developing some best management practices for waste handling that can optimize the success of your event!
The City's Solid Waste Division also provides refuse and recycling collection services for all types of special events. Please contact a Customer Service Representative at 355-8367 option # 4 for more details or reference the link below for a list of special event waste collection fees.
Special Event Permit Applications must be submitted in person to the Community Development Department, 2nd floor of the City Hall Building, 50 Natoma Street. The Planning Counter is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. If you have questions regarding a Special Event Permit Application, please call the Community Development Department Planning Counter at (916) 355-7214.