What goes in my food scraps and yard debris cart?
Tips & Guidelines
Food Scraps & Yard Debris service is now included in residential garbage service! These scraps and debris create a valuable product to use in parks and gardens and help keep this material out of the landfill. When you keep food scraps, food-soiled paper and yard debris separate from your garbage you extend the life of our landfill and conserve resources.
Your Food Scraps & Yard Debris cart is collected every week on your garbage collection day. Login to your account to learn more about your collection schedule.
Questions? Call Recology CleanScapes at 206.763.4444.
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:
Do not put plastic, glass, metal, or recalled food in the Food Scraps & Yard Debris container.
- 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.
Download the Food Scraps & Yard Debris Poster
Watch the Kitchen Composting 101 video below for tips.