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Compost Days April 1-30

We heard you! Thanks to the hundreds of Seattle residents who responded to our recent food and yard waste customer survey. Here’s what you have to say:

More than 85% of surveyed residents are very satisfied with their food and yard waste service.

96% of resident use their carts to compost their leftover food scraps.

72% take their food waste to the curb every week.

Most use a reusable container or paper or compostable bag to store their kitchen scraps before taking them to the curb.

Most customers participate in food scrap collection because it reduces waste sent to the landfill, it’s good for the environment, and it’s easy! To learn more about what can go in your food and yard waste cart, or tips on how to get started, visit

To celebrate Seattle’s composting success, Compost Days returns April 1 to April 30, and offers coupons for big discounts, including:

What can compost do for you? Compost minimizes water usage and adds beneficial microbes, nutrients and structure to the soil – that mean stronger, healthier flowers, plants and vegetables in your garden. It also helps prevent erosion and protects Seattle’s rivers, lakes and watersheds from pollutants.