Waste Reduction

Waste reduction efforts are focused on education about reducing single use plastics (bags, straws, caps, cups, utensils, bottles, etc.) and materials that can’t be recycled and end up in our environment.


Plastic Free Salish Sea

Since most plastic and mixed material boxes (like tetrapak and coated cardboard) are not economically recyclable by waste managers, you are encouraged to take a close look at the packaging you purchase. The County is working with partners to encourage citizens and visitors to reduce the purchase and use of plastics and other unrecylcable packaging to help slow the amount of waste that enters the environment. Check out these efforts at Plastic Free Salish Sea.

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Bring Your Own Bag

Even during the COVID19 pandemic, you can do your part in reducing plastic and waste.

Check out these tips for still bringing your own bag, while respecting health orders:

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