WSU Whatcom County Extension

Community Horticulture

WSU Whatcom County Extension        

Composting in Whatcom County


Curbside Pickup

Households that subscribe to weekly curbside pickup of organic wastes often save money by reducing their garbage service to once a month. Food scraps, yard waste, and non-recyclable paper products like tissues and pizza boxes all belong in this container. Your organic waste is a valuable resource that will be reused as compost in Whatcom County.

Composting with FoodPlus

Nooksack Valley Disposal

Dispose of Yard Waste Properly

Home Composting

The following resources are a great place to start your backyard composting journey.

Why & How to Compost

WSU Backyard Composting

Choosing a System

The Science of Composting

Using Compost as a Soil Amendment


Potential Problems

Rats in Compost

Can Compost Damage Plants?

Apple Maggot in Composted Apples




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