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Composting creates a useful soil amendment, and like chipped materials, can save you from having to buy a comparable product at the garden store. Many communities have yard waste collection programs or community gardens where composting might be available.
Putting your waste to use in your yard has other benefits; it’s good for air quality and helps prevent unintended wildfires.
- Don’t burn it, recycle it! Composting on your property is easy and there are many facilities that use this valuable material. www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/swfa/compost/
- If you must burn, know the rules! And your local Air Authority jurisdiction. www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/air/local.html
- Be safe! Know who your local fire department is and what their
rules are for both your home and vacation properties. Post this info at
your cabin or on your refrigerator.
- Make sure it’s a burn day! This applies to outdoor burning and
woodstoves too. www.waburnbans.net
or call 800-406-5322, burn decision hotline.
- If you see someone burning illegally report it! Call 866-211-6284 statewide, 24-hour, toll free.