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Zero Waste Initiative

Zero WasteBainbridge Island Zero Waste, an initiative of Sustainable Bainbridge, is dedicated to reducing the amount of trash generated on Bainbridge Island. We are diverting resources bound for the landfill by promoting waste reduction, reuse, recycling and composting.
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Want to be on the BI Zero Waste listserv
and receive 2-4 emails a month?
You'll hear about ZW activities, field trips, special recycling events,
regional ZW news and monthly meeting dates, as well as be part of
the collective wisdom when we pose questions to the group.

Contact us for any reason at

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ZERO WASTE MONTHLY MEETINGS - Now the SECOND Wednesday of the month
except on quarterly Saturdays.
Always at the Marge Williams Center, 221 Winslow Way West
NEXT MEETING - Saturday, September 10, 11am-12:30pm
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BEACH CLEANUP - Saturday, September 17, between 10am-2pm (low tide).  Sign up for the first-ever Bainbridge Island Beach Cleanup, which coincides with Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup Day.  Our goal is to scour all 53 miles of Bainbridge shoreline for trash.  Let's keep marine animals safe from our discards!  Please go here to see how to pick a segment.
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ZW at the FARMERS' MARKET on September 17 - Come visit our booth between 9am-1pm at Town Square at the Bainbridge Island Farmers' Market.  Learn what you can do with clothing you no longer want.
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HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION on Saturday, September 24 - There is no Bainbridge event this year, but there is a North Kitsap one, at George's Corner in Kingston (near Albertson's), 10am-4pm.  A flier of acceptable materials is here.
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HARVEST FAIR on Sunday, September 25 - Help Zero Waste at our resource recovery stations for this fun, down-home event. Sign up for an hour showing attendees how easy it is to recycle and compost their discards.  Sign up here.  (Click "save" to register your choice.)
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BI PARKS SUMMERFEST - At this August 13th event, Zero Waste supplied the discard management expertise and diverted over 80% from landfill into recycling and composting.
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ZW NEWSLETTER - Issue no. 2 has hit the "newstands."  Look for a beige vertical half sheet around town.
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EARTH DAY AWARD WINNER - Kitsap County Solid Waste recently presented BI Zero Waste with the 2016 Excellence in Waste Reduction and Recycling award! All the more encouragement to continue our work with individuals, institutions and businesses to spread the zero waste message.
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RECYCLE ANYTHING WITH A CORD (that is, if you can't pass it on or fix it) - Take to Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station.  Put in designated box in the e-waste section.
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PARTY TIME! - Throwing a big bash?  Keep disposal costs down by borrowing tableware from Zero Waste.  ZW has a lending library of reusable dishes, cups, glasses, utensils, napkins and tablecloths.  Contact before for your next function.