In the Puget Sound area, The Home Depot stores are helping reduce methane by composting organic materials such as landscaping debris, woodchips, untreated lumber, soils, plants and sods.

Composting allows these materials to decompose with oxygen present, thereby preventing the creation of methane. What makes this a circularity story? These materials are turned into compost that’s sold in local Home Depot stores.

Read more to find out how it works. 


When organic material decomposes without access to oxygen, such as in a trash bag, methane is produced. Methane is one of the most potent greenhouse gases.