Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rethink, Refuse
One of the first things pet owners can do on this journey to zero waste is to spay or neuter their pets. Whatcom County has some very dedicated non-profits aiding the cause, whether your indoor lap cat needs fixing, or the feral who shows up at your work for an occasional can of food. There are resources for all the animals in our community.
WeSnip “Our mission is to make spay & neuter services for cats & dogs accessible and affordable to the underserved community.” WeSnip will set an appointment with you, you will drop off your pet at the designated drop off location, and they transport the cat to NOAH for the surgery, then return the cat to the drop off location in the evening. The cost is a suggested donation, but nobody is denied if they can’t afford the donation. Another way you can support WeSnip is by donating or shopping at their “Garage Sale.”
Creature Comforts work locally to perform Trap-Neuter-Release on Ferals
Whatcom Barn Buddies works locally with Creature Comforts helping T-N-R for feral cat communities and Barn Cat communities.
Local thrift stores:
We have some great thrifting in Bham. Explore them all. They all have things they are better at providing more than others.
Value Village — My favorite scores from VV include a Lands End 100% wool sweater for the kiddo, my winter jacket which cost about $300 new was $15, and a splurge on my husbands heated towel rack for $15 which goes on Amazon for $80.
Labels Our go-to for Ladies clothing consignment.
Wee Ones Reruns Childrens Consignments Our go-to for kiddos clothing, toys, books, etc, consignment.
WeSnip Garage Sale is a great way to pick up used goods and support a wonderful local non-profit.
Whatcom Recycles This website is for the Whatcom County Solid Waste Division. This page has great information, including a PDFs to help you find a recycling center based on what you are trying to recycle.
Bellingham Food Bank We can’t say enough wonderful things about the food bank. Having once been regular customers for over a year, we are eternally grateful for the staff, volunteers, and everyone who donates and works to bring such a wonderful and invaluable resource to our community! Anyone living in Bellingham can visit the food bank once a week. Just show up, stand in line, bring a recent piece of mail, and enjoy. If you are able to donate, please donate. They are grateful for you garden extras or your time. Please contact to see how you can help.