King County compost company fined for odors



SEATTLE (AP) — A King County compost company has been fined $119,000 for odors from its Maple Valley and Everett composting facilities.

The Seattle Times reports the Pollution Control Hearings Board upheld 17 violation notices from the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency against Cedar Grove Composting. The company is the region’s largest processor of yard waste and food scraps.

Since Cedar Grove has invested $6.5 million in equipment and processes to combat the odor, the pollution board took $50,000 off the original $169,000 fine for violations in 2009 and 2010.


Information from: The Seattle Times,