Organics Management Law

In 2022, the Washington State Legislature passed the Organics Management Law. This law requires diversion of organic materials away from landfill disposal and towards food rescue programs and organics management facilities.

The following actions are the foundation for driving Washington toward its goal of reducing organic material in the landfill by 75% by 2030.

Overview of the organics management law

Washington’s new organics management law requires state and local governments, businesses, and other organizations to reduce the amount of organic materials disposed in landfills and increase the demand for processed organic materials like compost. This legislation creates opportunities for food waste prevention and edible food waste recovery.