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
- 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.
Learn how to compost food and yard waste using an onsite "in-vessel" system, meaning the compost is fully contained and vermin resistant.
Bring yard waste to a King County facility
Businesses can self-haul yard waste to several King County recycling and transfer stations.
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.