Greener Living Classes

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Bellevue Utilities Greener Living Community Workshops

City of Bellevue Utilities is offering live classes on Zoom as part of King County Library Systems (KCLS) Virtual Class calendar. These short workshops will focus on safer cleaning, reducing wasted food and properly sorting recycling and composting. 

Registration is required to attend. All ages are welcome but classes are geared towards adults and children over seven.  To register, visit KCLS’s virtual calendar. August class dates are listed below – more dates and times will be added this fall. Contact recycle@bellevuewa.gov to be notified by email when new dates are added.

  • Non-Toxic Cleaning: Tuesday August 4, 5:00-5:45PM
    Learn tips for safely cleaning at home and how to make your own non-toxic cleaners using common household items. This workshop will cover how to make smart choices when purchasing cleaning products and how to disinfect when needed. We’ll discuss safe use, storage, and disposal of purchased cleaning products to protect our families and environmental health. Leave with a helpful printable guide with recipes to make more non-toxic cleaners at home, proper disposal information, and more.
     
  • Reduce Wasted Food: Tuesday August 11, 5:00-5:45PM
    This class shares hands-on examples to help you make the most of your food at home. Get tips for your top food waste questions, including how to store foods for maximum freshness, what labels on food containers mean, how to turn leftovers into lunch, and more. All participants will receive tons of useful resources – recipes that use unusual parts of food (i.e. carrot tops), a guide for storing fruits and vegetables to make them last longer, and information on what can go in your compost bin in Bellevue.
     
  • Become a Super Sorter- Proper Disposal and Handling of Unwanted Items: Tuesday August 18, 5:00-5:45PM 
    Unsure what items go in your garbage, recycle, or compost, or what needs special handling? This class covers all your waste sorting questions! Learn Bellevue’s three-stream sorting system, which items can’t go in the garbage and how to handle them, and what happens to those all your waste materials when they leave your house. Get up to speed on the best ways to get rid of unwanted items, including tips for reuse, donation, and disposal. Participants will also learn how to safely dispose of common household waste items, bulky items, hazardous materials, electronics, and medicines. Everyone’s welcome to attend, but the class is geared towards Bellevue’s waste guidelines.