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December 18, 2015
The City of Tacoma has extended the deadline for the disposable shopping bag survey to......
December 11, 2015
The City of Tacoma is seeking public feedback on a number of environmental actions......
November 23, 2015
In an effort to further the sustainability vision of the community, Tacoma City Council may consider......
October 13, 2015
This autumn, The City of Tacoma’s Office of Environmental Policy and Sustainability will host......
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City of Tacoma Leaves 2Good2Toss Network

As of March 31, 2017 the City will end its membership in the 2good2toss online network. Since 2003, we've partnered with 2good2toss to prevent still-usable items in good condition from premature disposal. 2good2toss works to keep good items out of the garbage and available to be reused. In recent years however, with the rise of new apps and websites that offer easy donation or resale, Tacoma's  participation numbers have gone down. The City is proud to have sponsored this service. We thank the 2good2toss program for its excellent support, leadership and contribution to sustainability, and appreciate our members for their efforts to reuse and reduce waste.


Residents can continue to reuse and recycle household and other items using online services. While we can't endorse any of these, some of the ones we know of include:

Note: In acknowledging these apps and websites, the City is not endorsing them.


Volunteer Opportunities

The City of Tacoma is seeking volunteers for the South Sound Sustainability Expo on March 4, 2017. Volunteer activities range from manning a recycling station to distributing prizes to helping with kids' activities, so there's something for everyone! Apply online at http://www.SouthSoundSustainabilityExpo.org/volunteer.html and tell us when you're available and your activity preferences.


Featured volunteer positions include a more time intensive volunteer coordinator position and translators with non-English language skills. If interested please send us an email at sustainability@cityoftacoma.org.


Green Events Program Recycling Aids

Many community events held in Tacoma are certified through the City's Green Events Program. These events often need people to help out by monitoring recycle stations and engaging with attendees about proper recycling. If you would like to be notified of upcoming opportunities to support Green events in Tacoma send an email to sustainability@cityoftacoma.org.