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Public Communications (MS-11)
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598
Date: November 18, 2008
Contact: Toni Fuller,
Waste Free Holidays Coordinator
Phone: (360) 337-5777
No: 08-44

Kitsap County Partnership Offers Waste Free 
Holidays Discounts

By giving experiences, you can reduce waste and save money

QUICK LINK:   Waste Free Holidays

(Port Orchard, WA) - Kitsap County residents have the opportunity to purchase “experience” gifts at discounted prices of 15-50% at participating businesses and organizations from November 15 to December 31. These gifts include tickets for concerts and gift certificates for restaurant meals, bed & breakfast stays, spa days, educational classes, car washes, and more. Details on all the offers and the participating partners are posted at

“Kitsap County’s partnership with local businesses is part of a regional effort to celebrate experiences, and it supports waste reduction in a big way,” says Toni Fuller, Kitsap County’s Waste Free Holidays program coordinator. The program started twelve years ago in King County and has been joined by Kitsap and Thurston Counties, and the City of Tacoma, as a way to promote waste reduction and conservation.

"We’re encouraging shoppers to 'think outside the box,' says Fuller, adding, “ Giving experiences rather than merchandise can be a welcome change from the mess and stress of traditional gift giving, and it's better for the environment.” With almost thirty local participating businesses and over a hundred more region-wide, a wide variety of offers are available.

Here's how the program works: Each participating business offers an experience gift at a discount of 15%-50%. Shoppers purchase the “experience gifts” at the discounted price from Nov. 15 to Dec. 31, 2008 by contacting the partners directly. Their contact information is available on the Waste Free Holidays website.

According to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, Americans generate an additional 6 million tons of waste between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day each year. This includes food waste, shopping bags, packaging, and wrapping.

The Waste Free Holidays program encourages residents to think about the environment while purchasing this holiday season. For more information, please visit, or contact Toni Fuller at 360-337-5777 or

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Last Updated:  May 27, 2014