Are you on a zero waste journey? We’ve gathered local zero waste programs, businesses, and resources to help you along the way. Are we missing one of your favorite organizations? Contact us here.
Programs Grocery Stores Restaurants Events Compost Drop Off Sites
There are programs available to get you involved with your community.
Zero Waste DC provides an abundance of resources for DC businesses, residents, and schools that are working towards zero waste lifestyles or business practices.
Shopping from a grocery store that offers you an array of choices and helps you reduce waste is a win-win. Here are some zero waste grocery stores near you.
Mom’s Organic’s purpose is to protect and restore the environment. They offer bulk options in all stores to reduce plastic waste and operate recycling centers within each store to collect food waste, textile waste, shoes, glasses, and much more to reduce waste within the community.
Yes Organic Market is a local, family owned grocery chain in the DC area offering products in bulk for those looking for zero waste options.
There are so many restaurants to choose from, and many of them implement sustainable practices. We’ve rounded up our favorite zero waste restaurants here.
RASA Grill is a fast casual Indian Restaurant in the DC area. Part of their commitment to sustainability is to source fruits and vegetables that would have otherwise been wasted to be used in their recipes.
Equinox Restaurant is committed to finding solutions for eliminating waste within their restaurant. Equinox hosts zero waste dinners for their diners by implementing food scraps within their menu and also training their staff to properly separate materials within the kitchen so diverting waste from landfill is made possible.
Whether in-person or online, zero waste events are available. Check out what is coming up.
DC Food Recovery Week occurs annually with events throughout the city advocating for all the ways on which we can reduce food waste and feed those who are hungry.
Help keep the 80 billion pounds of food thrown away each year out of landfill by dropping off at one of these compost locations.
This site helps you find a food waste drop off site near you in DC.