What goes in my organics container?
Tips & Guidelines
Did you know food scraps, un-coated food-soiled paper and yard waste can be composted into a nutrient-rich soil amendment? Finished compost creates a valuable product used in parks and gardens. Approximately 30% of all material that ends up in the landfill could have been composted instead. When you keep food scraps, food-soiled paper and yard waste separate from your garbage, you extend the life of our landfills and conserve resources.
Organics collection is included with your residential garbage subscription at no additional cost! Organics are collected weekly on the same day as your garbage collection. To sign up for service, submit a Modify Service Form or call Recology CleanScapes at 425.453.0220.
Put these types of materials in your organics cart:
|DO NOT place these items in your organics cart:|
- King County Backyard Food Composting Guide on composting food and yard waste in your own backyard.
- King County Yard Waste Tips on keeping containers clean, collecting food scraps in the kitchen and information about the financial and environmental benefits of composting.
- Where to buy compostable bags.
Download the Organics Poster:
Watch the Kitchen Composting 101 video below for tips.
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