What we offer
We offer commercial organics collection service for your small or large business, school, or organization. Getting started is quick and easy. We provide:
Posters and promotional materials
- Tools and training for collecting organic material inside your building
- Appropriately sized collection container(s)
- The first two months of service at no charge when signing up for a year.
- Printed posters, cue cards and promotional materials (see below)
Commercial organics poster - Accepted materials
"We Compost" promo icon
Get started today!
Request a free waste assessment to determine your specific commercial organics needs.
What is a waste assessment?
We begin by visiting your business to review the types and quantities of material it generates. We then help you determine the most economical and environmentally preferred options for reducing, reusing or disposing of materials.
After the visit, you will receive a written assessment with recommendations and helpful tips on how to improve and/or streamline your waste and collection efforts.
A waste assessment helps determine:
- The types & amounts of material your business generates
- Whether items can be reused, recycled or diverted from your waste stream
- How to best collect your materials
- Optimum size of containers needed for your business
- Potential cost savings
Did You Know? A waste assessment can earn you credit towards a Thurston Green Business award and/or a Washington Green Schools award.
|Materials Accepted for food waste/organics
||Do Not place these items in the container
|Fruits and veggies
||No bags of any kind
|Bread, grains and pasta
||Cellophane, plastic wrap, metal or foil
|Meat and bones
||Cups, milk cartons or lids
|Cheese, eggs and dairy
||Plastic cups, utensils, food containers and straws
||"Compostable" cups, utensils, plates and containers
|Paper napkins and hand towels
|Coffee filters and tea bags
|Flowers, plants, leaves, grass, or branches/twigs
||Noxious weeds, dirt, rocks or sod
|Seafood and shellfish
||Plastic/foil juice pouches
|Clean wood, pallets and lumber
|Painted or treated wood
Capacity, rates & information
|Container Size (Cubic Yards)
||Once a Week Collection
||Twice a Week Collection
|95-gallon cart (or less)
||24" W x 2'10" L x 3'9" H
||6'8" W x 3' L x 3'4" H
|1 1/2-yard dumpster
||6'8" W x 3' L x 4' H
||6'8" W x 4'4" L x 3'6" H
Note: Most commercial organics customers are billed bi-monthly (every other month).
In most cases, compactors and drop boxes must be collected at least once per week, but can be collected as many times per week as requested.
Temporary organics dumpsters
Temporary organics dumpsters are best used for special yard waste projects. These are on-call and not emptied regularly. Call 360.753.8368 option 2 to request.