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Gardening, Composting, and Recycling Resources

Program Contact: Cori Carlton, Master Gardener & Master Recycler Composter Program Manager
(360) 867-2162 • cori.carlton@co.thurston.wa.us

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Contact our gardening/composting/recycling question and answer clinic at master@co.thurston.wa.us 

Gardening Resources

 

Gardening Info & Fact Sheets

http://gardening.wsu.edu

WSU Publications   1-800-723-1763

https://pubs.extension.wsu.edu

Hortsense

http://hortsense.cahnrs.wsu.edu/Home/HortsenseHome.aspx

Pestsense

http://pestsense.cahnrs.wsu.edu/Home/PestsenseHome.aspx

Pacific Northwest Management Books

http://pnwhandbooks.org/

WSU Puyallup Plant & Insect Diagnostic Laboratory

http://www.puyallup.wsu.edu/plantclinic/

Thurston County Noxious Weeds Fact Sheets and Videos

http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/tcweeds/factsheets.htm

Thurston County Environmental Health (IPM, Gardening Guides, Grow Smart/Grow Safe etc.)

http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/health/ehadm/index.html

https://www.growsmartgrowsafe.org/

National Pesticide Information Center 1-800-858-7378

http://npic.orst.edu/

Great Plant Picks

https://www.greatplantpicks.org/

Composting Resources

Silver Springs Organics Composting Facility in Rainier: http://www.silverspringsorganics.com/index.html

Adventures of Herman the Worm (everything you want to know about worms)

https://extension.illinois.edu/worms/history/

WSU-sponsored Composting Pages

https://puyallup.wsu.edu/soils/compost/

Washington Organic Recycling Council

http://www.compostwashington.org/

WA Department of Ecology compost program

https://ecology.wa.gov/Waste-Toxics/Reducing-recycling-waste/Organic-materials

US Composting Council

http://compostingcouncil.org/

Seattle Tilth Composting Information

http://seattletilth.org/learn/resources-1/compost

Soils for Salmon

https://www.soilsforsalmon.org/ 

Recycling and Waste Reduction Resources

Thurston County Solid Waste
  • Links to Thurston County Waste and Recovery Center and Where do I take my? database.

https://www.co.thurston.wa.us/solidwaste/

City of Olympia Garbage, Recycling, & Organics

http://olympiawa.gov/city-utilities/garbage-and-recycling.aspx

Waste Connections/LeMay, Inc

http://www.thurston.lemayinc.com/

Destination of garbage from Thurston County

Roosevelt Regional Landfill: https://www.republicservices.com/roosevelt-landfill

Destination of organic materials from Thurston County

Silver Springs Organics: http://www.silverspringsorganics.com/

Northwest Product Stewardship Council

http://productstewardship.net/