Zero Waste

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About Us

Bainbridge Island Zero Waste’s mission is to reduce the amount of waste produced by our community, from acquisition to disposal. We aim to encourage changes in behavior that ultimately lead to a more sustainable use of resources.

Sustainable Bainbridge created BIZW in 2010. It is managed and run all by volunteers. We encourage you to explore our site, check out news posts and future events, and engage with us if anything strikes your fancy.
Subscribe to our semi-monthly newsletter to keep current on our activities, opportunities for participation and education, and other zero waste news.

Want to know if you can recycle something?
Want to know which organization might reuse your functional item?

Get the answers on our “Guide to Reusing and/or Recycling Locally” page.

Pre-Covid, we met monthly, either in general public meetings or as a steering committee, which consists of Diane Landry (ZW director), Alison Kettering, Susan Knell, Jane Martin, Barbara Ochota, and Dawn Snider. Check the events listings below for the next scheduled general meeting.

What We Do and How We Inform

Reuse and Recycling Information

Reuse/Recycle Guide ~ Recycling Quiz ~ Reduce Tips ~ Holiday Waste ~ Plastics Pledge

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Tableware Lending Library

Borrow tableware for your next private or nonprofit event.

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Zero Waste Event Assistance

Help us manage discard stations at Bainbridge Island community celebrations. Learn how to set up your own and borrow our supplies.

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Styrofoam Collection

Two collections a year. Find out when and what to bring and how to prepare.

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Archived Reports

Semi-monthly newsletters ~ Meeting minutes ~ Year-end reports ~ Past campaigns

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Get Involved

We are an ALL-VOLUNTEER organization. Find out how you can help.

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#1 Way to Help Recycling

Put your recyclables in your curbside bin LOOSE or in a paper bag. The same goes for the transfer station. Recyclables bundled in plastic bags do not get opened; they are automatically landfilled.

Read more here

Puzzle and Book Swaps

As long as weather permits, the Bainbridge Island Senior Center is holding book and puzzle swaps. All ages are welcome.
The book swap is Tuesdays from 10am-noon in front of the main entryway.
The jigsaw puzzle swap is Thursdays from 10am-noon inside through the east wing entrance. The more popular puzzles to donate are 500 pieces or fewer.
Please wear a mask to participate. Donations brought on that day will be put out the following week.

Recycling 101 in under a Minute

Zero Waste Events

Styrofoam and CD/DVD Recycling Collection

January 30, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Styrofoam and CD/DVD Recycling Collection

January 31, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Zero Waste News

Newsletter Signup

Subscribe to any of our Sustainable Bainbridge newsletters here. There is a general monthly newsletter that compiles articles submitted by the various SB programs and campaigns. There are also newsletters specific to certain programs.

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