Green Holiday Tips

Did you know?

Americans throw away 25% more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day! You can help reduce waste by considering a few simple steps to help make your holiday season BothellCooler this year.


Greener Tree Tips

  • Purchase a potted tree and plant it after the holiday season or donate it to the City and we will plant it for you. Contact our Surface Water Outreach Coordinator for more details.
  • Compost your tree after the holidays. Both haulers provide this service: 

Waste Free Holiday Tips

Reduce your amount of waste during the holidays. 

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Tips for Family Time

Share in activities with neighbors, friends and family by:


BuyBothell (Shop Local)

Support local businesses!

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Give the Gift of Experience

  • Give the gift of a local event or activity instead of the gift of packaging and waste.
  • Give the gift of a donation to a community in need:
  • Give the gift of learning with Bothell Parks & Recreation!
    • Winter break camp, "World of Dinosaurs," is happening Dec 18-22 (Program Code WI17001)
    • Foster personal growth with a fitness, art, or music class
    • Develop skills or learn new ones with an online Ed2Go course