What goes in my food and yard waste cart?
Tips & Guidelines
Did you know food scraps, uncoated 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.
Food & yard waste collection is included with your residential garbage subscription at no additional cost! Food & yard waste is 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 206.767.3322.
Put these types of materials in your food and yard waste cart:
|DO NOT place these items in your food & yard waste cart:|
- 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.
King County Backyard Food Composting Guide on composting food and yard waste in your own backyard.
- Where to buy compostable bags.
Download the Food & Yard Waste Poster
Watch the Kitchen Composting 101 video below for tips.
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