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.
We meet 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 Your Old Plant Pots
Bainbridge Island farmers will reuse your plant pots and other odds and ends.
Take Action on Take-out Utensils
During COVID, many more people are ordering take-out to help keep local restaurants afloat. Unfortunately, most of those orders arrive with an alarming amount of single-use items (most of them plastic) that customers do not need as most of us have plenty of cutlery, condiments, and napkins in our homes.
Tell take-out apps to make no single-use additions the default setting for orders.
Free Litter Disposal!
Bainbridge Disposal has the bags. Zero Waste has the grabbers. When you pick up roadside litter, dispose of it for free!