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Contacts & Resources

Contact Us

Green Event Application Questions
(253) 591-5172 or sustainability@cityoftacoma.org


Waste Management Plan Questions (garbage, recycling, and food waste)
Mike Sowards, City of Tacoma Solid Waste
(253) 377-3428 or msowards@cityoftacoma.org


Event Permitting or Other Special Event Questions
Kala Dralle, Special Events Office
(253) 573-2523 or kdralle@cityoftacoma.org




Special Event and Film Permits - Get assistance with all aspects of the permitting process.


Transportation Choices - Learn about all the sustainable transportation options available to you and your event-goers.


Recycling Food Waste (Vendors) and Recycling Food Waste (Public) - Learn what types of food waste can be recycled at your event.


ClearStream Recycling - Learn what items go in ClearStream recycling containers at your event.


Charity Food Donation Guidelines - Learn the food safety guidelines about donating food.


Donate Excess Food


Emergency Food Network
Accepts unopened, packaged food
3318 92nd Street South, Lakewood, WA
(253) 584-1040


Tacoma Rescue Mission
Accepts prepared food
425 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA
(253) 383-4493 ext. 1113