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Zero Waste Event Kit

Having a cook-out or potluck? Backyard wedding or fundraiser? Skip the paper plates and plastic cutlery and make your event Zero Waste using our Zero Waste Event Kit! We have an eclectic collection of dishware including plates, bowls, utensils, mugs, and cups for you to borrow for free. Fill out the form below to request a Zero Waste Kit for your event. 

For each reservation, a $20 deposit is required. If items are dirty, damaged, or late, your deposit will not be returned.

We are accepting donations for our collection of plates, bowls, silverware, mugs, drinking glasses, and cloth napkins in good condition. Contact us if you have items you think might work well in our Zero Waste collection.

Request a Zero Waste Event Kit

Zero Waste Event Kit Pick-up and Drop-off

Kits must be picked up and dropped off by appointment only at the ACSWMD Transfer Station at 1223 Route 7 South, Middlebury between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Kits must be returned within seven days of the end of the event. Please indicate your preferred dates; we will confirm your reservation and appointments by e-mail.

Containers must be picked up by appointment only from ACSWMD Transfer Station at 1223 Route 7 South, Middlebury between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Mon-Fri. Please select your preferred date; we will confirm your reservation and appointments by e-mail.

Containers must be dropped off by appointment within 3 days of the event at the ACSWMD Transfer Station at 1223 Route 7 South, Middlebury, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon-Fri. Select your preferred date; we will confirm your reservation and appointments by email.

Terms of agreement:

  • Please examine items before use – some items may need to be washed. We do our best to make sure you get a clean event kit. However, we cannot guarantee that all items will be properly washed by previous users.
  • All items must be washed and sanitized after use, either in a sanitizing dishwasher or using our three-bin wash and sanitizing station. Borrowers must provide their own dish soap and cleaning implements; a sanitizing tab is included with the three-bin system.
  • The borrowed dishware, utensils, cups, mugs, and linens will be returned clean, dry, intact, in good condition, and in their original containers within three business days of the end of the event as scheduled with ACSWMD staff.
  • For each reservation, a $20 deposit is required upon picking up the kit. The deposit will be returned when items are returned on time and in good condition. If items are dirty, damaged, missing, or late, your deposit will not be returned.
  • ACSWMD may charge the borrower to replace damaged or lost dishware, silverware, cups, mugs, linens, containers, or bus bins.

Need bins?

ACSWMD loans out X-frame recycling, food scrap, and trash containers and signs to public events. 

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Zero Waste Event Kits

Ditch the plastic forks and paper plates and borrow our reusable dishware instead. Learn more about our

Zero Waste Event Kit

Need help?

Have questions about meeting requirements for events?

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