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Compost Collection

WM Northwest Composting your yard and food debris helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve soil quality, reduce the need for chemicals and fertilizers and save water.

Acceptable Compost:

  • Food Scraps: Meats, dairy products, fruits and vegetables, breads, eggshells, nutshells and coffee grounds.

  • Food-soiled Paper: Pizza boxes, paper towels & napkins, paper egg cartons, paper grocery bags with food scraps, and coffee filters.

  • Yard Debris: Grass, leaves, weeds, pine needles, plant trimmings, and branches less than 3 inches in diameter and less than 4 feet in length.
Yard and Food Waste Collection Service Area

Attention South Kitsap County, January 1st 2024, compost collection service was expanded! View the Kitsap County curbside composting map to check if your home is eligible for this service and learn about the Ins and Outs of curbside composting on the Kitsap County website.

Click here to view the compost service area map

Collection Schedule:

One 96-gal. green-lidded compost cart every other week in existing service areas.

View the Kitsap County curbside composting map to check if your home is eligible for this service.

Options for Disposing of Yard Trimmings:

Compost in your yard (most energy efficient choice!)
Put yard trimmings in a yard cart to be collected at the curb
------ (Sign up for food / yard collection.)
Take yard trimmings to a transfer station that accepts "clean green".

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Kraft type yard bags

Extra Yard Trimmings

There is a charge for additional units of yard trimmings (no food scraps) beyond the basic service.

For yard trimmings that don't fit in your yard cart you may use:

  • Paper yard bags (available at home and garden stores), or
  • 32-gal. cans with handles & lids (65 lb. limit) labeled "Yard" or
  • Bundles tied with sisal twine (4'x2' limit)

    * Yard trimmings are not accepted in plastic bags.

    Plastic bags are not compostable and cause processing and odor problems at the composting facility.

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