What goes in my food scraps and yard debris cart?
Tips & Guidelines
Food scraps & yard debris service costs less than garbage service and creates a valuable product to use in parks and gardens. Approximately 30% of all material that ends up in the landfill could be composted instead. When you keep food scraps, food-soiled paper and yard debris separate from your garbage, you extend the life of our landfills and conserve resources.
Your food scraps & yard debris cart is collected every-other-week on your garbage collection day. Food scraps & yard debris collection weeks coincide with recycling collection weeks. Login to your account to determine your collection week.
To sign up for service call Recology CleanScapes at 206.762.4900.
Put these types of materials in your food scraps and yard debris cart:
|DO NOT place these items in your food scraps and yard debris 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 Scraps and Yard Debris Cart Poster:
Watch the Kitchen Composting 101 video below for tips.