Bellingham Event Guide v.2

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13 Portable Restrooms All Special Events must provide sufficient restroom facilities for event attendees. When on-site facilities are insufficient, the event sponsor must arrange and pay for supplemental portable units to be delivered and removed for the event. The number of required toilets is based on the duration of the event and number of people anticipated to attend. Sanitary Services Company provides this free Event Services Guide, which includes calculations for portable restrooms: http://www.ssc- inc.com/forms/EventServices2014.pdf Events providing alcohol should plan for 40% additional units. Competitive athletic events should provide units at a ratio of 1 for every 50- 75 participants. A restroom inventory at City facilities is available here. Power Access Events located in City facilities may utilize City power connections for normal usage, where available. However, the City is not responsible for power failures and staff may not be available to respond immediately to power- related issues. Power sources provided by the event sponsor shall be self-contained and comply with the National Electrical Code. Rubber guards should be used when cords and/or cables cross public walkways. Generators must be separated from temporary structures, tents and canopies by a minimum of 20 feet and be isolated from contact with the public by fencing, enclosure or other approved means. Protests, Rallies and other Expressive Activities If the City determines the proposed event will be an exercise of rights protected by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, the application will be accepted without regard to the submission deadlines and no fees will be charged or insurance coverage required. Reservation fees will still be required if the special event will be utilizing reservation-based City facilities. Organizers are required to comply with all other local, state and federal laws and regulations governing public safety and health, and must obtain a Special Event permit. Occupy Bellingham, James Weekley Recycling & Waste The City of Bellingham encourages all events to provide recycling and food waste service in addition to trash receptacles. Event waste plans should include sufficient receptacles to support event activities. Sustainable Connections provides a free online Towards Zero Waste Event Planning Guide that may assist you. One 90 gallon recycle tote will accommodate approximately 225-250 containers (e.g. cans, bottles, tubs, etc) One 60 gallon food waste bin services approximately: 150 people (per meal) 250-300 people (snacks only)

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