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Our office is moving in July!

NOTE: June 30, 2022 will be the last day we will be open so we can pack and move.

Research projects and community programs scheduled outside of our physical office will continue as planned. If you need to reach us, email us ( or leave us a message on our voicemail, (360) 778-5806, so we can respond to you as soon as possible.

We will open at our new location on July 18th at: 600 Dupont Street, Bellingham, WA

Curbside Compost

Where Does Your FoodPlus! Go?

(Click on the image above to play video)

In Whatcom County, organic food and yard waste can stay local through curbside services offered by SSC (FoodPlus!) or Nooksack Valley Disposal. Organic waste from homes, schools, and businesses is collected and turned into a finished product that can be purchased for your garden! Follow its journey in this short video produced by WSU Whatcom County Extension.

WSU Whatcom County Extension encourages responsible and sustainable waste management of organics through waste reduction, on-site composting, and/or composting curbside services. Find out if you can sign up for the following curbside services offered in Whatcom County:

FoodPlus! Sanitary Service Company: Bellingham, Ferndale, Birch Bay, Blaine, parts of unincorporated Whatcom County

Nooksack Valley Disposal: Lynden, Everson, Nooksack, Sumas

Currently no curbside service: Lummi Island, Point Roberts


Help us educate the community by sharing this video:

– via Facebook
Request a free copy for screening
Additional composting resources at: Composting in Whatcom County website