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Composting in Whatcom County

Curbside Pickup
Households that subscribe to weekly curbside pickup of organic wastes often save money by reducing their garbage service to once a month. Food scraps, yard waste, and non-recyclable paper products like tissues and pizza boxes all belong in this container. Your organic waste is a valuable resource that will be reused as compost in Whatcom County.

Composting with FoodPlus

Nooksack Valley Disposal

Dispose of Yard Waste Properly

 

Home Composting
The following resources are a great place to start your backyard composting journey.

Why & How to Compost

WSU Backyard Composting

Choosing a System

The Science of Composting

Using Compost as a Soil Amendment

 

Potential Problems

Rats in Compost

Can Compost Damage Plants?

Apple Maggot in Composted Apples

 

WSU Whatcom Master Composter & Recycler Logo

For more information:
Master Composter/Recycler Coordinator
mcr.whatcom@wsu.edu
(360) 778-5811

 

Brochures:

Backyard Composting Brochure

Worm Composting Basics