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Commercial compost services

Learn about your business or commercial property's options for composting.

About commercial composting

King County businesses can save money and reduce waste through composting. Compost collection is often less costly than garbage disposal. The materials collected are turned into earth-friendly compost at a local Cedar Grove Composting facility.  

These materials can be composted:

  • Food scraps 
  • Food-soiled paper 
  • Waxed cardboard 
  • Plants 
  • Wood scraps 

Find locations to dispose of non-compostable food such as fats, oils, and grease using our “What Do I Do With” tool.

Establish a composting program

Contact the service provider in your area to begin collection and reduce your garbage service. You can find out which service provider operates in your area by selecting a city in the drop-down.

Compost on-site

Learn how to compost food and yard waste using an onsite "in-vessel" system, meaning the compost is fully contained and vermin resistant.

Read more in our on-site composting pilot program report (55KB)

Bring yard waste to a King County facility

Businesses can self-haul yard waste to several King County recycling and transfer stations.

For more information on what's accepted and disposal fees, visit our facilities page.

Donate edible food  

By donating edible food donations to local food banks or meal programs, you can: 

  • Prevent food waste in King County. 
  • Lower costs with a reduced garbage bill.  
  • Support those in need in your community. 
  • Inspire employee pride and qualify for a tax deduction.

Learn how to donate edible food to a local hunger relief organization.