Yard Waste/Compost

Jefferson County and the City of Port Townsend have partnered to provide yard waste composting at the City’s Composting Facility, on the grounds of the Transfer Station at 325 County Landfill Rd, Port Townsend.

The Composting Facility accepts yard waste, brush and tree limbs up to 8 feet long and 10 inches in diameter.  No noxious weeds (bag and dispose of in trash.)  The cost is $48.00/ton, and there is a $5.00 minimum charge, which covers the first 200 pounds. Yard waste drop off HOURS are Tuesday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except County holidays.

When available, compost is sold on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Visit the City of Port Townsend Compost Facility webpage https://cityofpt.us/publicworks/page/compost-facility or call 360-385-7908 for more information on compost and yard waste drop off.

Composting Workshops – are held in the spring and fall. For more information, visit https://www.co.jefferson.wa.us/694/Disposal-Recycling-Green-Living, or email Laura Tucker or call 360-379-4491.

Curbside Yard Waste Collection is included with residential trash service within Port Townsend city limits. For info on what is accepted, call DM Disposal/Olympic Disposal at 360-385-6612.

Backyard composting (include food scraps too!) – Friends and neighbors are a great source of information to manage yard waste at home or cooperatively at a Community Garden. Click the link to learn more about community gardens or to find a community garden near you.  Get some hands-on advice on composting, or get inspired to start your own community garden!

Related websites:
Gardening in Jefferson County
Organic Farming Systems and Nutrient Management, including Composts and Nutrition Management

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