Green Holiday Tips

Did you know?

Americans throw away 25% more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day! You can help reduce waste by considering a few simple steps to help make your holiday season BothellCooler this year.

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Thanksgiving Tips

This is a great day filled with food, family, and friends.  Here are some tips to reduce waste before, after and during this feast:

  • Plan ahead by shopping smarter using the tools from King County Solid Waste, including a shopping list
  • Clean your plates into the organics bin instead of the garbage.  Check your Recology CleanScapes or Waste Management Guide for details.
  • Don't waste any leftovers.  Share leftovers with guests. Reuse food containers as take home containers.
  • Mix it up by turning Thanksgiving meals into new recipes. might have some ideas to help.

Greener Tree Tips

Compost your tree after the holidays. Both haulers provide this service: 


Waste Free Holiday Tips

Reduce your amount of waste during the holidays. 

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Tips for Family Time

Share in activities with neighbors, friends and family by:


BuyBothell (Shop Local)

Support local businesses!

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Give the Gift of Experience

  • Give the gift of a local event or activity instead of the gift of packaging and waste.
  • Give the gift of a donation to a community in need:
  • Give the gift of learning with Bothell Parks & Recreation!
    • Winter break camp, "World of Dinosaurs," is happening Dec 18-22 (Program Code WI17001)
    • Foster personal growth with a fitness, art, or music class
    • Develop skills or learn new ones with an online Ed2Go course