Becoming a zero waste city involves not only smart policies, but a change in lifestyle. Our goal is to provide the community the resources it needs to reduce waste, reuse items and improve recycling and composting. We will share tips to leading a zero waste life that are specific to Gainesville and the surrounding area. We also want to hear about the changes you have made to further this goal. Be part of the discussion, contribute your ideas by emailing

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One of the best ways to lead a zero waste lifestyle is to reuse and repurpose items. Visit a Gainesville thrift store the next time you are out shopping. You'll be surprised the treasures you can find!


A big part of our mission is to provide resources to help you along your journey. Check out our zero waste workshop videos!

Zero Waste at Home

stay tuned for our videos: zero waste travel and dining and diy cleaning products!

Here are a few additional resources to get you started: