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Gardening, Composting, and Recycling Resources

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(360) 867-2163 • master@co.thurston.wa.us

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Gardening, Composting and Recycling Resources for Thurston County

 

Home Gardening, Composting, Recycling Advice 2023

Growing Fruits & Vegetables Successfully in Thurston County

Fall Gardening Tasks

Diagnosing Plant Problems Tip Sheet

 

Gardening Resources

Gardening Info & Fact Sheets

http://extension.wsu.edu/thurston/gardening-info-fact-sheets/

https://mastergardener.wsu.edu/resources/gardening-in-washington-state/http://gardening.wsu.edu/home/

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

https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/pw/nw/Pages/default.aspx

Select “Noxious Weeds” from the menu.

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/

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

https://s3.wp.wsu.edu/uploads/sites/2056/2018/10/WSUGuideToSoils.pdf

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

https://pubs.extension.wsu.edu/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)

https://s3.wp.wsu.edu/uploads/sites/2056/2018/10/ErgonomicsGardeningForLife.pdf

Growing Your Own ( bilingual publication – Spanish and English)

https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/em9027

Growing Dahlias

Composting Resources

Backyard Composting (a WSU Publication)

https://s3.wp.wsu.edu/uploads/sites/2056/2022/02/eb1784e-Backyard-Composting.pdf

How to Use Compost (a OSU Publication)

How-to-Use-Compost-in-Gardens-and-Landscapes-em9308

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

Herbicide-contaminated-compost-and-soil-mix

Silver Springs Organics Composting Facility in Rainier:

http://www.silverspringsorganics.com/index.html

Brady Trucking Composting Facility in Shelton:

http://bradytrucking.com/

 

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

https://tilthalliance.org/resources-category/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.thurstoncountywa.gov/pw/sw-grhome/Pages/sw-Main.aspx

City of Olympia Garbage, Recycling, & Organics

https://www.olympiawa.gov/services/garbage___recycling/index.php

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

Brady Trucking: http://bradytrucking.com/

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

Northwest Product Stewardship Council

http://productstewardship.net/