Let’s Talk About Waste – Community Forum 2017

Join Zero Waste Vashon on Saturday October 21 from 10 to noon at the Episcopal Church. You can provide feedback on the island’s most pressing waste issues, hear the projects they’ve been working on, and get involved!

Zero Waste Vashon has been in existence since 2014 and has worked on a “Waste to Garden” project behind IGA, providing hundreds of pounds of nutritious food to our Foodbank for the past two years while exploring how island waste can be turned into soil amendments.

ZWV has worked to improve waste collection and recycling on the island, and has provided educational events and demonstrations for solutions to our island’s organic waste. ZWV partnered with KCSW to implement the yard waste program at the transfer station.

Now’s the time to provide your input on what matters most. Is it increasing recycling, providing better means for reusing items, simply removing items from our waste stream, or rethinking the amount and types of waste we create, in order to do things differently on our island? How can we turn our waste into a local resource? Are we ready to push for a composting facility on island?

With talented and mindful islanders, we have a unique opportunity to be a different model for sustainability.

Join your neighbors at the Zero Waste Vashon Forum from 10 to noon on Sat. October 21 at the Episcopal Church, north of town at 15420 Vashon Highway SW.


  1. Community Forum Follow-up
    1.  A bring-your-own campaign has begun, Ellen Grismann (Audubon Society) is also involved.
    2.  Survey Info & Business recognition- small focus group & business owners to define Waste to Resources.
    3.  Gleaning-Sam (Americorp Intern) doing Grow Row for Foodbank. ZWV will be publicizing the effort.
    4. ZWV continues to work toward having a compost facility on island