Yard Waste/Compost

Compost Workshops – Learn how to create and maintain a healthy compost system with food and yard waste. Create compost to amend your soil, retain moisture, provide essential nutrients for your plants, & MORE!  Cost is $25. Participants who attend the full workshop will receive a $125 Earth Machine compost bin (one per household, please.)  Additional family members and/or friends may attend at no charge with one paid registration. Available to Jefferson County residents only who have not attended a previous compost class with us.

Click on a link to register for one class through Brown Paper Tickets:

  1. Saturday, June 25th; 10-11:30AM; in person at FinnRiver Cidery in Chimacum; register for this class HERE
  2. Tuesday, June 28th; 7-8:30PM; online via Zoom; register for this class HERE
  3. Wednesday, June 29th; 10-11:30AM; online via Zoom; register for this class HERE

For more information, 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:

Drop off at the Composting Facility – 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. HOURS are Monday through Saturday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, except County holidays.

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. Visit the City of PT Compost Facility webpage https://cityofpt.us/publicworks/page/compost-facility to find out what is accepted and is not accepted, or call 360-385-7908 for compost sales or other information.

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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