Household Users

Starting in 2022 the program will be doing outreach and research to develop multiple community organics drop sites. These sites will allow households and small users to drop off their organics recycling in convenient locations around the county.

Getting Started Household Organics Bin closed

  1. Place a container of your choice in a convenient place for collecting organics recyclables. Line your container with a paper bag or a BPI certified compostable bag.
  2. Collect organics recyclables. (What is Organics Recyclable?)
  3. Tie the bag shut and bring it to a Stevens County Organics Drop Site.
  4. Tell your neighbors!

BPI Certified Compostable Bags

Reduce mess and odor by lining the container used with a paper bag or certified compostable bag.

Stop by one of these local stores to purchase A roll of green 3 gallon bags sits in front of the brown box they come in. compostable bags.

Logo for Biodegradable Products Institute, a green leaf and tree drawn in a open circle above "BPNot all bags are the same.  Make sure any compostable bags used have the BPI logo.  ‘Degradable’ is not the same as compostable as those bags will break down into smaller bits of plastic – which contaminates the finished compost.

Look for this BPI logo on the left to ensure packaging is fully compostable.


Look for these Stevens County Organics signs at participating stores to make sure you are using the correct bags!

Boxes of compostable bags sitting on a shelf at a store. A Stevens County Organics sign is hung beloBoxes of compostable bags sitting on a shelf at a store. A Stevens County Organics sign is hung beloBoxes of compostable bags sitting on a shelf at a store. A Stevens County Organics sign is hung belo

Troubleshooting Tips

  • When in doubt, it is best to throw items in the trash to not contaminate recycling or organics waste streams. 
  • Want to prevent odor? Use a container with a vented lid to reduce moisture or keep your organics in the freezer!
  • Label your container to ensure household members and guests know where their waste should go! 
  • With questions, ask! Reach out to Stevens County Organics with questions or concerns.