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Composting

Even for individuals with small yards, composting can be a great way to deal with disposal of food wastes, lawn clippings, and certain types of yard debris. Composting saves space in landfills and provides you with a nutrient rich soil amendment that can be used to fertilize your home garden, or even house plants.

The Washington State University Whatcom County Extension has put together a great website containing information about composting in Whatcom County. The Publications and Factsheets section is the best place to get started on your own composting project, but browse around to learn all about composting.

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To download printable brochures containing information about composting, click on the links below.

Easy Composting

(For best results, print double sided on 8.5 "X13" paper.) These documents are PDF's and can be viewed using Acrobat Reader

Worm Compost Bins
(For best results, print double sided on 8.5 "X11" paper.) These documents are PDF's and can be viewed using Acrobat Reader

Low-Cost Compost Bins
(For best results, print double sided on 8.5 "X13" paper.) These documents are PDF's and can be viewed using Acrobat Reader

compost bin

Contact Us

Solid Waste Division, Whatcom County Public Works
322 N. Commercial Street,  Suite 210, Bellingham, WA 98225; (360) 676-7695
Email: SolidWaste@co.whatcom.wa.us