Start this school year off right with lunches that waste less!

It's estimated that a school-age child using disposable lunch items generates 67 pounds of waste per school year!

Many students come to school with lunches full of single use items:  juice boxes, bags of chips, fruit snacks, string cheese, snacks in Ziploc bags, granola bars, yogurt, and more. These items are convenient, but most go straight to the landfill. Packing your lunch in reusable containers reduces waste and encourages healthier choices.

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Get a free lunch kit

EcoLunch Eastside is helping families make the switch to lunches with less waste by offering a free reusable lunch kit! Make a pledge to reduce lunch waste, and you will receive a free reusable lunch kit and a user's guide with fresh ideas for making wholesome lunches that reduce waste and save money! This promotion is currently closed.

EcoLunch Eastside is a team effort to help you reduce waste at lunch. This program is sponsored by the cities of Bothell, Kirkland, and Redmond - cities that value reducing waste and recycling more. EcoLunch Eastside helps make waste reduction at lunchtime an easy choice.

Small everyday choices, like packing a lunch in a reusable lunch kit, can add up to big results in our cities. Get your lunch kit and learn more about your city's recycling program by clicking the logo for your city below. If you have questions about the program, please contact your city directly.

Message from the participating cities

Thank you for your interest in reducing lunch waste. We are sorry, but at this time we are currently out of lunch kits. Please check back for updates. 
City of Bothell