Thank you for your interest. Please follow these steps to make your Zero Waste event successful.
We encourage you to submit your request at least 2 weeks before the date of your event to increase the likelihood that we can fill your request.
  1. Complete the LMAP Request Form including the title and date of your event along with the number of items you would like to borrow.
  2. Review and agree to the Terms of Agreement, which includes cleaning procedures.
  3. Submit your Request Form.
  4. A volunteer host will contact you within a week to follow up on your request.
  5. You will receive a confirmation email from Please make a copy.
  6. Be sure to bring your copy of the confirmation when you pick up your request.
  7. You may pick up and return your requested items during regular Recycling Center hours.  The Center is open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Saturday – CLOSED on Sunday and holidays. It is located at 220 Water Street in Ashland.
We have attempted to provide all the information you will need to make use of our service.  If after reading through these pages you still have questions, please email  We will make every effort to answer emails within 24 hours.
Lend Me A Plate is an all volunteer project.

Lend Me A Plate has the following items available to borrow:

Note: The Request Form indicates quantity increments based on the number of items in a container.
Dinnerware: White Corelleware (tempered glass) unless otherwise noted
  • 100 each of dinner, salad, and dessert plates
  • 100 soup/salad/dessert bowls; 28 oz
  • 16 place settings of “McIntyre Collection” of Noritake fine china
  • 200 dinner forks
  • 100 tea spoons
  • 70 soup spoons
  • 100 knives
  • 96 water glasses; 16 oz
  • 96 hammered metal glasses; 8 oz
  • 96 wine glasses; 11.5 oz
  • 144 champagne glasses
Coffee cups:
  • 100 cups; 11 oz – white Corelleware
  • 200 black dinner napkins
  • 100 white dinner napkins
  • 12 white 70” square tablecloths
  • 4 green 60″ x 120″ tablecloths
  • 5, 2.1 gallon glass beverage dispensers
  • 7 bus tubs