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Toward Zero Waste for Businesses

 

Tools for success!

Sign Up for A Waste Assessment

Waste assessments makes reducing your business waste simple. At no cost, we come to your business, learn the ins and outs of your unique needs, and share suggestions for actionable waste-reduction and money-saving change.  We provide each participating business with quality information, a full waste assessment of customer facing and operational waste, a customized waste assessment action plan, and continued support for implementation. Sign up today to get scheduled or get in touch to learn more

Composting for Businesses &
Multifamily Residences

Composting is an easy way to reduce waste and can save you money too! FoodPlus! is Whatcom County’s industrial composting program run by Sanitary Service Company (SSC) which collects your compostable waste alongside your normal trash service. Sustainable Connections can help implement composting by providing training, signage, resources, containers, promotion, and incentives. Learn how to be a waste champion at your business today with these 5 steps. 

With FoodPlus! you can compost the following at your business or apartment:

  • Food waste, including meat, bones, and shells
  • Food soiled paper and cardboard
  • Compostable containers, cups, and utensils
  • Yard waste

Single-Use Plastics Ban

City of Bellingham passed a single-use plastics ban that went into effect on August 1, 2022. The ban affects lodging, restaurants/bars/pubs, grocery and catering. We are here to help businesses operate the new legislation and remove single-use plastics from their operations.

Plan A Toward Zero Waste Event

Event and festival goers increasingly expect events to be managed in a sustainable manner, and we are here to help. Waste reduction is one of the most visible sustainable practices you can implement at your event. Done right, a successful Toward Zero Waste event will leave lasting positive impressions that you can use to increase your event promotion, marketing, and overall attendee satisfaction.

We provide consultation and resources are free of charge, and hands-on event support and volunteer recruitment at a sliding scale fee. Sign up today for complimentary consultation services, get in touch to learn more, or self-guide using our event planning toolkit.

Resources for your Business Needs

Toolkits

Get a deeper dive on how you can make your event or business toward zero waste friendly by checking out our Event, Contractor, Food Service, or Public School Toolkits.

Posters

The Compost, Landfill, Recycle, and Paper Towel posters are available for you to download on our resources page. Contact us if you would like printed posters delivered to you!

Contact Us

Not sure where to start? Give us a shout and we’ll help you out!

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Squatch to the Food Rescue
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Squatch get Food Donation
Squatch On the Lookout for Food Waste

Thank you to our program sponsors:

Lautenbach Industries
Sanitary Service Company
Gear Aid

 

Thank you to our partners: