Special Events

Douglas County Oregon is a beautiful place to live, work, and play!

Throughout the year, there are many festivals, events, and fairs providing great program and fun.  With each of these events there are recycling opportunities.

We have recycling bins available for check out.  All you have to do is check them out and bring them back!

Some programs utilizing our special event support:

  • Music on the Half Shell
  • Summer Arts Festival
  • Douglas County Fair
  • Earth Day and Energy Fair
  • Riverbend Live
  • Roseburg Swim Team Rotary Meet
  • Land of Umpqua Art & Wine Festival
  • Celtic Highland Games
  • Tsalila Festival
  • Rotary Duck Race
  • Henry Goes Wine
  • Roseburg Craft Fair
  • Roseburg Harvest Festival
  • RHS Cross Country
  • Oregon Science Teacher Conference
  • Business Open Houses
  • Camp Millennium Pumpkin Patch
  • Relay for Life
  • Show 'n Shine
  • Melrose School Carnival
  • Eastwood School Carnival
  • US Forest Service Fire Camps
  • Wildlife Safari - Party for the Planet
  • Boys and Girls Club Auction
  • Sutherlin Triathalon
  • Hula Festival

The following is a press release announcing this program:

Douglas County Public Works is now making recycling bins available for groups and individuals to use to collect beverage containers at their local public or private events. Provided at no cost are recycling bins, labeled bins to sort the collected containers, plastic bags, and helpful hints for making the recycling effort successful. The event organizers are responsible for reserving the bins, pick-up and drop off, and recruiting volunteers to manage the recycling activities at their event.

In 1997, the Music on the Half Shell concert series became the first to offer event recycling. In following years, the Melon Festival, Celtic Games, River Appreciation Festival, Umpqua Valley Art Festival, the County Fair, the Roseburg Swim Meet, and others have joined in the effort. After using the bins at their 2004 Swim Meet at UCC, the Roseburg Swim team was proud to see other swim meets around the Northwest follow their example and begin recycling.

Having recycling at events is a great way to reduce the amount of recyclable material going to the landfill, collect deposit containers that would otherwise be thrown away, and demonstrate a commitment to a clean and waste-wise event. In many cases, trash disposal has been reduced by half.

To reserve the bins for an event or for more information, call 541-440-4267.

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By having recycling at your special event you can reduce the cost of refuse removal, reduce waste, and prevent litter. 

For questions about setting up a recycling program at your event, call or e-mail

Douglas County Public Works
(541) 440-4267 or

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