Do not move homegrown fruit or green waste into the pest-free area
If you live within the quarantine area, you'll want to monitor and protect your trees from apple maggot. State law prohibits you from transporting homegrown fruit - especially apples, crabapples, cherries, pears, plums, hawthorn, and quince - or green waste (woody debris, yard waste, etc.) out of a quarantined area into a pest-free area.
For example, you can no longer take homegrown apples from Twisp to Omak.
Give fruit a pass - home processing
There is one way that homegrown fruit can leave a quarantined area: if you process it first. For example, you can preserve apple pie filling, dry apples, or make apple sauce, jams, jellies, and even homemade wine or beer.
Bottom line: You can transport processed fruit out of the quarantined area; you cannot take raw fruit or green waste from the quarantined area.
Composting homegrown fruit and green waste
Composting at home can be a great alternative way to dispose of yard debris, fruit, and woody debris. Not only is it easy to compost in your backyard, but it is a great way to improve the soil in your garden.
Washington State University has excellent resources on backyard composting. You can also contact the Okanogan County Master Gardeners to learn more about composting at home.