Organics Management Law

The state Legislature passed organics management laws in 2022 and 2024. These laws aim to divert organic materials away from landfills through prevention, food rescue, and organics management facilities.

These actions will help Washington achieve its 2030 goal to reduce organic material in the landfill by 75%.

Overview of the organics management law

Washington’s organics management laws will divert organics from landfills and reduce methane emissions, which is a key strategy to address climate change. These laws simultaneously create opportunities for food waste prevention and recovery while supporting the compost market.