Durable (Plastic) Trays

Seventeen (17) of our 18 elementary schools and all 5 middle schools have transitioned to durable plastic trays from styrofoam. Puesta Del Sol will transition to durable plastic trays once their school remodel is complete in winter 2022.

Compostable Trays

During the 2019-20 school year, high schools, choice secondary schools and Puesta Del Sol transitioned from sytrofoam to compostable paper trays. We will continue this effort in the 2022-23 school year as pandemic disrupted supply chains allow.

Reusable Silverware

Seventeen (17) of our 18 elementary schools have transitioned to the use of  reusable, washable silverware instead of plastic “spork kits”. The elimination of spork kits additionally transitions us away from the use of plastic straws.  Puesta Del Sol will transition to reuseable silverware” once their school remodel is complete in winter 2022.

Compostable Silverware

With the start of the 2022-23 school year, all middle, high and choice secondary schools in the district will transition to the use of compostable utensils instead of individually wrapped plastic utensils.

Compostable Napkins

All schools in the district utilize compostable, recycle content napkins during meal services.

Food Share

Food Share is a program that prevents and minimizes food waste in school cafeterias by redirecting these valuable resources (unopened or packaged foods) to community food banks. As Public Health regulations allow and volunteers can be organized, we plan to relaunch the Food Share program supporting HopeLink during the 2022-23 school year.


The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.