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Waste prevention means not creating the waste in the first place.

It's a simple concept. If you create less waste, you consume fewer resources and don't have to spend as much money to recycle or dispose of your waste. Individuals and businesses can often save a significant amount of money through waste prevention.

Waste prevention means reusing things, instead of buying new ones. It also means "reducing." For example, you can get off mailing lists to reduce the amount of junk mail you receive, or you can buy products with reduced packaging. Reducing toxics in products also is waste prevention.

Waste Prevention Tips

Offers waste prevention tips that can help you reduce waste, conserve resources and save money.

Green Holidays

All things eco-festive for the winter holidays.

Food: too good to waste

Learn how to reduce food waste at home.

Reduce Junk Mail

Provides information about steps you can take to reduce the amount of junk mail you receive.

Food: Too Good To Waste
Learn how to reduce food waste at home.
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 Call: 206-477-4466

TTY Relay: 711

Fax: 206-296-0197

King County Solid Waste Division mission: Waste Prevention, Resource Recovery, Waste Disposal