Waste diversion in Seattle

Seattle is supposed to be one of the most progressive cities when it comes to green, environmentally friendly living, recycling and keeping trees around. You would be surprise that we are actually not.

Waste diversion:

It is a term referring to the separation of recyclable materials and garbage, junk, and waste. The percent of waste diversion shows how much of the total garbage in the city is recycled and reused.

As far as top cities in the US go here are a few:

San Fransisco 80%

Portland 70%

Los Angeles 76.4%

Seattle manages 56% which is still quite a bit above the nation average of 34.7%

This post is not meant as a discouragement to the city, but as a reminder to people to reduce, reuse, and recycle as much as possible.

Here is a simple recycle set up to start with:


If you have the space for it, most waste can be composted. There are many different ways to go about this task, that we would love to talk more about in our later articles.

Sod can easily be composted:

Next week, we will share some composting ideas, thoughts, and how-to ideas on how we can work on a goal of zero waste, one step at a time.

Thanks for your time,

JT Web Team

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