April 22, 2022

Arend Meijer, Environmental Health Specialist
Whatcom County Health Department
(360) 778-6035

Whatcom County launches free ‘Waste Wise’ online recycling and safe disposal tool for Earth Day

The Whatcom County Health Department has launched Waste Wise, a free online tool to help residents and businesses know how and where to safely dispose of unwanted items. Users type the name of the item in the Waste Wise web portal, and the system lists safe disposal options. The list will include if the item can be reused, recycled, composted, or safely thrown into a standard trash bin. This includes materials such as mattresses, batteries, household hazardous waste (HHW), medicines, and other hard to recycle items.

Waste Wise is free and available for everyone at

For more information, contact Arend Meijer, Environmental Health Specialist, at 360-778-6035 or

        We acknowledge that Whatcom County is located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. They cared for the lands that included what we’d call the Puget Sound region, Vancouver Island and British Columbia since time immemorial. This gives us the great obligation and opportunity to learn how to care for our surrounding areas and all the natural and human resources we require to live. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.
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