Backyard Composting

Composting is easy

Composting is easy and a great way to recycle yard waste and kitchen scraps into a fertile, sweet-smelling soil builder. Compost helps grow healthier gardens, lawns, trees, and shrubs that need less water, pesticides and fertilizer.

Learn more in Composting at Home (pdf) or see Seattle Public Utilities’ Backyard Composting for more information.

Questions? Call the Garden Hotline at (206) 633-0224 or email with questions, or to request a printed copy of the guide.