What goes in my compost cart?
Tips & Guidelines
Compostable material includes food scraps and yard waste. Weekly compost collection is included with your garbage subscription at no additional cost. If you require additional carts, see available options here. The handling and processing of compostable material is less resource-intensive than processing garbage 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 compost cart is collected weekly along with your garbage and recycling. To sign up for service call Recology at 206.381.6980.
Put these types of materials in your compost cart:
|DO NOT place these items in your compost 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 Compost Poster
Watch the Kitchen Composting 101 video below for tips.