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What can you do about climate change? from King County’s Solid Waste Division

What can you do to make a difference?

There are many things you can do to reduce waste and the impact you have on our environment. Remember these steps:

Rethink your everyday choices – whether or not to buy, what you buy, use, give and do. Explore the following topics to learn how you can help reduce waste:


  • Create less waste and consume fewer resources.
  • There are many ways to prevent waste.


  • Consider buying used items instead of new ones. Items that you no longer want may be just what someone else is looking for.
  • Give your unwanted items another life by advertising them and browse or post on these sites for free: Craigslist external link or Freecycle external link .


Recycling is good for the environment and saves resources while creating jobs. Find the best destination for your unwanted items using the recycling resources below:

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