Zero Waste Vashon (ZWV) is a group of your neighbors working in partnership with King County to make our island a model green community by finding practical ways to recycle our waste stream into useful products.
ZWV is partnering with King County for a ZERO WASTE future. We can have revitalized soils, cleaner water, cleaner air, and locally sourced energy.
Zero Waste of Resources is an idea that is catching on throughout the country. King County adopted a policy to work toward Zero Waste by 2030, meaning that materials of value, whether for reuse, resale, or recycling, won’t be put in the garbage and end up in the landfill.
Studies done at the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill show that 75% of the “stuff” we throw away each year isn’t really waste. The majority of these items could be recycled, composted, or reused.