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Did you know? Almost 35% of what ends up in the landfill is food scraps and food-soiled paper, and that it can be recycled in your curbside yardwaste cart? Don’t waste this resource. Put it to a better use!

Edible food can be donated to hunger relief agencies to feed hungry families. Inedible food scraps and food soiled paper can be recycled to make compost, a soil amendment that enriches soil and improves plant health.

Residential resources

Backyard food composting

Bury food scraps or use a worm bin.

Curbside food scrap collection

Food scraps are composted locally into a valuable soil amendment that builds healthy soil.

Compostable bag retailers

Locate retailers that sell approved kitchen compostable bags for food scraps.

Food: too good to waste

Tips for reducing food waste.

Commercial and school resources

Commercial on-site food composting

On-site composting can be an effective way to reduce garbage.

Commercial food scrap collection

Reduce waste through organics collection for composting.

Commercial food waste grants

These grant projects are designed to reduce commercial food waste.

Edible food for donation

Edible food for donation

Connecting edible food to organizations who provide meals or operate food banks.

Compost More. Waste Less. – Take the Pledge!

Take the pledge and get free tools to help you recycle and compost more.

Food: Too Good To Waste

Food: Too Good To Waste

Learn how to reduce food waste at home.

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King County Solid Waste Division mission: Waste Prevention, Resource Recovery, Waste Disposal