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WSU Snohomish County Extension office has moved!

Our office is now located in the Snohomish County Parks & Recreation Administration Office at Willis Tucker Park, 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish, 98296.

Sustainability Resources

Program Contact: Kellee Byard, Sustainable Communities Program Coordinator
425) 357-6027 •


It can hold the most delicate objects AND be detrimental to our environment. The Packaging King — expanded polystyrene foam or EPS (Styrofoam™) — pollutes our water and takes hundreds of years to breakdown in landfills. Once broken apart, the polystyrene components crumble into small bits that contaminate our environment even further. Discover ways to reuse EPS and learn how it can be reprocessed into products with a longer lifespan. Future solutions include using textile waste and biomaterials as sustainable packaging filler.

Learn easy, real-life, every day actions that you can take to help reduce plastic pollution in the Salish Sea.

Resource Links

Green Snohomish: Grassroots organization in Snohomish County that has great information on sustainable home goods, gardening, composting, recycling, and upcoming news and events.

Curbside Collection in Snohomish County: This is Snohomish County’s page on curbside collection provided by various private collectors, depending on your location in the county.

Food Waste Prevention Week Tips: This organization strives to reduce food waste across the United States through multiple initiatives including a week in April dedicated to food waste prevention. This link takes you to their page with tips for shopping, food storage, and home and work to prevent food waste.

Green Cleaning recipes: Are you interested in finding easy, inexpensive, and non-toxic recipes to replace cleaning products found at the grocery store? Our volunteers tested over 20 recipes and narrowed down their favorites into this online Green Cleaning booklet.