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Gardening, Composting, and Recycling Resources

Program Contact: Cori Carlton, Master Gardener & Master Recycler Composter Program Manager
(360) 867-2162 •

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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 Fact Sheets and Videos

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

National Pesticide Information Center 1-800-858-7378

Great Plant Picks

Composting Resources

Silver Springs Organics Composting Facility in Rainier:

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

Silver Springs Organics:

Northwest Product Stewardship Council