May 30, 2019
Time to Volunteer!!!
Rotary Green Team
July 4th
Styrofoam Recycling
We are all volunteers who provide recycling and composting services during Rotary intake week and sale day, on the Grand Ol' Fourth, and over the Stryofoam collection weekend.
The more of you who give a few hours, the more effective and sustainable (i.e., others get less worn-out!) we can be.
Here's a snapshot of each opportunity:
Rotary Intake Week and Sale Day
When: June 28-July3 & July 5, 8am-8pm.
Duties: The Green Team's recycling division needs YOU! We're on the go, making recycling easy for all the departments and continually checking on the sorting bins at the recycling stations.
The link above also describes other Green Team possibilities. You're welcome to try your hand at one or all! To talk in person, come to the Volunteer Open House on Tuesday, June 4, 6-7:30pm, at Woodward Middle School.
July 4th
When : July 4, 7am-6:30pm
Duties: Set up, take down, or staff a discard station for two hours - no experience required. Help visitors know in which bin to throw away their discards. The previous staffer will teach you (plus there's a cheat sheet). Almost 50 persons are needed for this one-day event.

7-9am (set-up + two staffers) - 6 persons
9-11am - 9 staffers
11am-1pm - 9 staffers
1-3pm* - (*away from the parade except for one station) - 9 staffers
3-5pm - 9 staffers
5-6:30 - (take-down) 6 persons
Styrofoam & CD Recycling Collection
When : July 20 & 21, 10am-4pm
Duties: Snap and bag Styrofoam.
Next Zero Waste Meeting
Wednesday, June 12, 7-8:30pm
@ Marge Williams Center, 221 Winslow Way West
Guest speaker: David Knight
David Knight is the co-founder and president of Resource Fiber , the only vertically integrated bamboo fiber products company in the United States. Bamboo is a renewable resource with many market applications. Find out how the company has scaled up and is succeeding in establishing this sustainable industry domestically.
What do these four photos have in common?
At the Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station (BDTS), you may drop off free-of-charge these hazardous waste items -- electronics, batteries, motor oil/anti-freeze, and sharps -- irrespective of the minimum $10 fee to drop off other recycling, trash or yard/wood waste. It is important to dispose of hazardous waste responsibly. BDTS is an authorized collection point for the above.
If you would like to dispose of E-waste and support local Boy Scout Troop 1496, take your unwanted electronics to their one-day collection on Saturday, June 1 , 8am-3pm @ First Baptist Church, or arrange for pick-up the day before.
Acceptable items include
  • Phones
  • iPads and tablets
  • Computer and gaming systems
  • Copiers
  • TVs/stereos
  • Small household appliances
Details are here .
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection
Kitsap County Solid Waste holds its free, bi-annual HHW collection on Bainbridge at the city's public works yard.
When: Saturday, June 15, 10am-4pm
Where: 7305 NE Hidden Cove Rd
What: ‚Äč
  • adhesives automotive fluids (excludes motor oil and antifreeze --these can go to Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station)
  • corrosive cleaners
  • flammable liquids
  • lawn and garden chemicals
  • mercury thermometers
  • oil-based paints and stains
  • paint thinners
  • pool and spa chemicals
To see all the details, click here and scroll down .
Paint Stewardship Arrives
After many years of trying, the Washington state legislature finally passed a paint stewardship bill. By November 2020, there will be local voluntary collection sites for latex and oil paint drop-off. This article tells more.
To find out about all of the state waste legislation that passed in the 2019 session, visit Zero Waste Washington's website.
Everyday Kitsap Magazine
Check today's mail for this occasional publication from Kitsap County Public Works. As usual, there is a host of informative and tip-filled articles, many waste-related, throughout the issue.
What Can You Do with Your Pill Bottles?
Give them to Makerspace, a creative place for Sakai Intermediate students (grades 5 & 6) to investigate, build and create after lunch.
They are always in need of the following items, which can be dropped off in the big box in the school office:
  • Pill bottles (pictured)
  • Little glass bottles and little jars
  • Tin cans
  • CDs
  • Corks
June/July Calendar
June 1 - E-waste recycling, 8am-3pm@First Baptist Church
June 4 - Rotary Auction Volunteer Open House, 6-7:30pm@Woodward Middle School. Bring your Green Team questions.
June 9  Junk Furniture Roundup , 8am-4pm@Olympic View Transfer Station, Bremerton. Junk it here, not at Rotary.
June 12  - Zero Waste meeting , 7-8:30pm@Marge Williams Center. Guest speaker-David Knight of Resource Fiber
June 15  -  Household Hazardous Waste Collection , 10am-4pm@7305 NE Hidden Cove Road.
June 28-July 3&5 - Rotary intake week and sale day , 8am-8pm@Woodward Middle School. PLEASE VOLUNTEER !
July 4 - Downtown celebration, 7am-5:00pm. PLEASE VOLUNTEER!
July 20&21 - Styrofoam & CD Recycling Collection, 10am-4pm@Bay Hay and Feed barn. PLEASE VOLUNTEER!
Newsletter editor: Diane Landry, BI Zero Waste (volunteer) director
BI Zero Waste is an all-volunteer program of Sustainable Bainbridge.
Send feedback to bizerowaste@sustainablebainbridge.org.