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Biosolids Recycling

For more information about the Biosolids Recycling Program, please send us an email message or contact us at: 

King County Wastewater Treatment Division
Resource Recovery
201 S. Jackson Street
Mail Stop: KSC-NR-0512
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-477-5557
Fax: 206-684-2057

Biosolids compost for gardens

GroCo biosolids

Biosolids compost improves soil health and provides plant nutrients, and composts like GroCo may be safely used as a soil conditioner for landscaping, lawns and home gardens. Gardeners like how GroCo aerates their soils, retains moisture and produces beautiful blooms, enhancing the sustainability of their landscapes and gardens.

What is GroCo compost?

Three parts sawdust and one part biosolids are blended and composted to create a fine-textured 'exceptional quality' biosolids product. GroCo has been marketed since 1976 and has a loyal following with commercial landscapers. The general public uses GroCo for landscaping and gardening.

GroCo made with Loop is now Declare certified, meeting Living Building Challenge (LBC) standards. LBC is the built environment's most rigorous performance standard. 

Where can I get GroCo compost?

It is available throughout the greater Seattle area and at Sawdust Supply, Inc., 6314 7th Avenue South, Seattle, 98108.

King County contracts with a local private company to make GroCo.
For information: 206-622-5141

Download a GroCo Brochure  (PDF, 1.7 MB)


Local Soil - an article in BioCycle Magazine by Dr. Sally Brown, UW 

Dow Constantine with GroCo at Earth Day 2010

King County Executive Dow Constantine with GroCo biosolids compost at Earth Day 2010 celebration.

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