Welcome to Facts on Composting!

We are toxicologists and public health professionals, dedicated to educating the public about environmental health and stewardship.

Our Goal

Our goal is to provide objective information about the benefits and concerns of large-scale composting, particularly in western Washington. We cover issues such as odor, air emissions, and potential threats to human- and environmental health.  

Sustainability and Safety

We believe composting is an important part of creating sustainable communities, but understand it must be done with consideration for the safety and comfort of all. Looking at current practices, relevant scientific information, and case studies of how composting facilities around the world have assessed and remedied odor and air quality issues, we hope to facilitate a cooperative and sustainable solution.