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.
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.
Sustainable Bainbridge created BIZW in 2010. It is managed and run by all 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.
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, Carolyn Hart, and Whitney Lane. Check the events listings below for the next scheduled general meeting.
What We Do and How We Inform
Terracycle Collection Returns to the Marge
Thank you to Mark Johnson for the new collection box for Terracycle recyclables, now back at the Marge Williams Center, 221 Winslow Way West. Use the right-hand side for accepted recyclables.
Eco-brick Drop-off Moves
The new drop-off location for V Calvez’s eco-bricks, featured in a previous Zero Waste newsletter, is Sacred Groves, 9255 Holly Farm Lane. Look for the drop-off container by the Sacred Groves sign to deposit your stuffed half-gallon milk cartons or 52 oz. plastic juice containers.
Since paper milk cartons are no longer accepted for recycling, and the plastic used as stuffing is not recyclable otherwise, V’s projects are a good way to keep these materials out of the landfill and put them to beneficial use.
To learn how to make the “bricks,” which are used as insulation in V’s various projects, such as the Winslow Cohousing composter, click the button below.