September 9, 2019
ZW Meeting Guest Presenter:
Jeff West, Owner of Olympic Organics and New Day Recycling
When: This Wednesday, September 11,
Where: Marge Williams Center
221 Winslow Way West
1) Speaker (7-8pm)
Jeff West, owner of Olympic Organics and New Day Recycling, will speak about OO but can answer questions concerning the recycling business, too. T&C's compostables go to Jeff's compost facility in Kingston.
2) ZW business (8-8:30pm)
  • Single-use plastic on-request ordinance proposal
  • Education outreach: Downtown eateries, library pop-up,
Olympic College
  • Events: Harvest Fair, Beach Cleanup
  • Aveterra compost facility permitting (CEO Mollie Bogardus will be present to answer questions)
Calling all Harvest Fair Discard Station Helpers
Sunday, September 22 , 11am-5pm. Help guests sort their discards for an hour, then wander about sampling heirloom fruit, squeezing your own cider, tasting pies, watching sheep shearing and more. Fun kid activities, too. $10/person, but as a volunteer, you get in free! Go here to pick a time slot, three volunteers per shift. 11-12, 12-1, 3-4, and 4-5 are where we'll need you the most. (Exchange students will fill in 1-3pm).
Car Seat Recycling in September
Target : September 3-13
Walmart : September 16-30
Both Target and Walmart are taking back expired or damaged car seats during the dates above. (If a car seat has been in an accident, consider it damaged.) You will be offered a coupon or gift card when turning in at customer service. The seats are recycled through Terracycle. Clink the store links for more info.

Reuse is better!
In Kitsap County,  Eastside Baby Corner-West Sound  accepts used car seats during their donation drop-off hours. In order to be donated, your seat must have 12 or more months left before expiration. 
Find a Beach or a Road
If your beach seems pristine, head on up to the pavement and pick up roadside litter during the 4th annual BIBC, Saturday, September 28 , 10am-2pm.
Wherever you go, please let us know you participated. From this page, go to the SignUpGenius. (Road participation can be noted at the end of the SUG list.)
Possible Island Compost Facility
An on-island compost facility is being proposed by Aveterra on the triangle property between Fletcher Bay, Lynwood Center and Bucklin Hill Roads. For the detailed plans, scroll down on this page to the "Project Narrative". The Planning Commission will have a study session on September 12, 7-9pm, and a public hearing on September 26, 7-9pm, at city hall.
September Calendar
September 11  - ZW meeting, Wednesday, 7-8:30pm, at the Marge Williams Center, 221 Winslow Way West. See guest speaker at top.
September 12 - Planning commission study session for proposed compost facility on the "triangle" property, 7-9pm, at city hall. More info here .
September 14  - ZW/Beach Cleanup Coalition booth at the Bainbridge farmers' market, Saturday, 9am-1pm. Discover new road ends on the giant Bainbridge map.
September 19  - Movies That Matter: Revenge of the Electric Car , Thursday, 7pm, BI Public Library. Post-film, Frank Petrie will give an update on what is happening in the auto industry now, and Eric Mielbrecht will talk about the joys of owning a used electric Nissan Leaf. 
September 22  - Harvest Fair ZW-managed discard stations, 11am-5pm at Johnson Farm. VOLUNTEER  here
September 26 - Planning commission public hearing on the proposed compost facility on the "triangle" property, 7-9pm, at city hall. More info here .
September 28  - BI Beach Cleanup, 10am-2pm (low tide). Self-select your spot time  here .
Newsletter editor: Diane Landry, BI Zero Waste (volunteer) director
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