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Gardening, Composting and Recycling Resources for Thurston County

Home Gardening Advice

Growing Fruits & Vegetables Successfully in Thurston County

Fall Gardening Tasks

Diagnosing Plant Problems Tip Sheet


Gardening Resources

Gardening Info & Fact Sheets

WSU Publications   1-800-723-1763



Pacific Northwest Management Books

WSU Puyallup Plant & Insect Diagnostic Laboratory

Thurston County Noxious Weeds

Select “Noxious Weeds” from the menu.

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

National Pesticide Information Center 1-800-858-7378

Great Plant Picks

A Home Gardener’s Guide to Soils and Fertilizers (a WSU Publication)

Home Pruning: Reasons to Prune Trees and Shrubs (Home Gardening Series)

Gardening for Life: a guide to gardening adaptations (a publication by WSU Spokane County Master Gardeners)

Growing Your Own ( bilingual publication – Spanish and English)

Growing Dahlias

Composting Resources

Backyard Composting (a WSU Publication)

How to Use Compost (a OSU Publication)


Herbicide-Contaminated Compost and Soil Mix (A OSU Publication)


Silver Springs Organics Composting Facility in Rainier:

Brady Trucking Composting Facility in Shelton:


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

WSU-sponsored Composting Pages

Washington Organic Recycling Council

WA Department of Ecology compost program

US Composting Council

Seattle Tilth Composting Information

Soils for Salmon 

Recycling and Waste Reduction Resources

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

City of Olympia Garbage, Recycling, & Organics

Waste Connections/LeMay, Inc

Destination of garbage from Thurston County

Roosevelt Regional Landfill:

Destination of organic materials from Thurston County

Brady Trucking:

Silver Springs Organics:

Northwest Product Stewardship Council