Organics Recycling


  • Landfill Operators
  • Engineers
  • City Planners
  • City Officials
  • Anyone involved in creating specifications or actually engaged in landfill project work

Recycling organics is the solution! We can help you recycle:

  • Leaves
  • Grass clippings
  • Brush trimmings
  • Garden waste
  • Any non-animal food scraps: fruits, vegetables, peelings, bread, cereal, coffee grounds and filters, tea leaves and tea bags
  • Much more!

Organics make up over 40% of what goes into our landfill

  • In the U.S., about 95% of food scraps are still thrown away and eventually end up in landfills. About 41% of the space in landfills can be attributed to organic waste.
  • When organic waste is disposed into landfills, methane gas is produced. . Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, 34 more times effective at trapping heat than carbon dioxide (CO2).
  • According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), landfill gas (LFG) comprises 17.7% of all U.S. methane emissions.
  • Too many truckloads of biosolids can destabilize a landfill’s cell structure.
  • Landfill space is shrinking quickly. One report of an Idaho landfill stated it lost 40 years of its potential life.

Composting is the solution for organics

  • Composting is a sustainable outlet for the diversion of organics and food waste.
  • Agriculture has a high demand for compost.
  • Soil scientists report that for every 1% of organic matter content, the soil can hold 16,500 gallons of plant-available water per acre. This is essential to Idaho farmers.
  • WARM now gives credit for soil carbon storage when this compost is applied to soils (-0.24 MtCO2e per ton of feedstock). The model provides a clear motivation to take food waste out of landfills.
  • Composting is one of several methods for treating biosolids.
  • Composting converts biosolids into a safe, useable organic form.
  • Proven to expand landfill lifetime.

Timber Creek Recycling can:

  • Help you convert your waste into a valued resource.
  • Share its experience! Timber Creek Recycling has been farming in the Treasure Valley for over 108 years. We both make and use compost on our farm.
  • Help you connect with your local farmer and show the benefits of organic compost.
  • Partner with you in the area’s water conservation.
  • Assist local farmers who are looking for compost with lower salt content.

Timber Creek Recycling:

  • Is the 2015 Idaho Department of Environmental Quality Pollution Prevention Champion.
  • Has the equipment and knowledge.
  • Are U.S. Compost Council certified professionals.
  • Would love to have you tour our 40-acre facility.


Download a pamphlet of this page, then call us at 208-887-8546 for more information!