Organic and food waste
Reducing and recycling organic wastes are key goals of Washington's State Solid and Hazardous Waste Plan. Organic materials are valuable resources — from food and yard waste, to biosolids, to agriculture waste. We are working to recycle organic materials through composting, using them to improve soils and crops as biosolids, and turning dairy manure into energy through anaerobic digestion.
Washington committed to reducing landfill-disposed organic material by 75% by 2030, compared to 2015. And, the amount of edible food disposed of in the landfill must be reduced by 20% by 2025. We are proud to be stewards of these important climate mitigating goals.