These items can be included during drop off at any Cedar Grove yard:

  • Tree trimmings
  • Leaves
  • Grass Clippings
  • Garden Residue
  • Landscape Debris, including tree trunks, stumps, limbs and shrubs


Do not dispose of these items with other compostables at any Cedar Grove yard:

  • 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
  • Pet waste
  • Vactor wastes
  • Noxious Weeds*
  • Bamboo
  • Clean or untreated wood
  • Food scraps, including dairy, meat and bones
  • Paper towels and napkins
  • Coffee filters
  • Food-soiled cardboard


Material Price
Yard Waste/Land-clearing $69.50/ton
Sod (no dirt) $32.00/yard
Residential Yard Waste (not compacted) $30.00/yard at Seattle location; $26.00/yard all other locations 
Fill Dirt $13.50/yard at Everett, Maple Valley and Maltby locations; $22.00/yard all other locations
Chipped Wood (trees & branches; not urban wood) $12.00/yard


All inbound loads charged by weight will be assessed an “Energy Recovery Fee” based on a set fuel cost index. This fee will be a certain percentage of the total cost of each load and will fluctuate monthly as fuel prices fluctuate. Example: October 2015 = 5.6%

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.

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*For a list of all Noxious Weeds view the King County Noxious Weeds page.

If you are planning on dropping off organic waste at one of our facilities, please use these guidelines to estimate the amount of materials your truck can haul: 

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