We recycle 350,000 Tons of Residential and Commercial Yard and Food Waste Every Year

Recycle your Organic Waste

Cedar Grove started accepting the first residential yard waste from the City of Seattle over 17 years ago. Since that time, the program has grown 20-fold in volume and participation, and has expanded into a full scale residential organics recycling program inclusive of yard and food wastes. Cedar Grove, along with cities and counties throughout the Puget Sound region, is continually pioneering new ways to maximize participation and facilitate new collection routes to serve the entire region. Residential food waste programs are available within the specific city limits as listed. For more information, please visit the links below.

Curbside Collections

We help cities around the region transform their organic waste into nutrient-rich compost. If you don’t have the option to recycle food or yard waste in your curbside carts, please contact your city or county solid waste office and voice your opinion.

King County
Snohomish County
City of Seattle—Seattle Public Utilities

WhatÂ’s Accepted?

Yes, these items can go in your cart:

  • Tree trimmings
  • Clean wood waste, unpainted and unpreserved lumber and woodwaste, particle board, plywood, and pallets
  • Leaves
  • Grass Clippings
  • Garden Residue
  • Landscape Debris, including tree trunks, stumps, limbs and shrubs
  • Food scraps, including dairy, meat, and bones
  • Paper Towels and Napkins
  • Coffee filters
  • Cardboard
  • Other organic materials


No, do not dispose of these in your cart:

  • Plastic bags or bottles
  • Fruit stickers
  • Wax or plastic lined paper cups
  • Cork
  • Glossy paper materials
  • Biosolids, biosolid derived products, animal manure, or sewage
  • Rocks
  • Gypsum Waste
  • Treated wood
  • Vactor wastes

You Haul Fees

We happily accept the following organic materials at our facilities in Seattle, Bellevue, Everett, Maple Valley and Woodinville.

Composting Tipping Fees

Prices for Maple Valley and Everett

Type of Material

Total Price

Residental Yard Waste


Commercial Food Waste


Sod (no dirt)


Clean Wood


Chipped Wood


Woodinville, Georgetown, Bellevue Yard Waste - $22.00/yard

Cedar Grove Recycling

Starting September 15, 2012, Cedar Grove Composting will impose an energy recovery fee (based on a fuel rates index) and a $5.62 per ton regulatory/sorting fee for each inbound ton of commercial foodwaste or commingled residential yardwaste /foodwaste received at its Facilities.  This fee will replace the contamination fees currently being accessed.

Cedar Grove reserves the right to reject any load that appears to have contamination in excess of acceptable levels to meet the standards established by WAC 173-350.