Waste straw burned on wheat fields is one of Washington’s top sources of air pollution. Columbia Pulp purchases this straw to produce pulp and bio-polymers, creating a new revenue stream for wheat farmers that would typically go up in smoke.

Smart, Sustainable Business

Columbia Pulp’s 140,000-square-foot mill has created 100 family wage jobs in the agricultural communities of Dayton, Starbuck and Pomeroy, Washington. Straw purchases from local farmers exceed $15 million dollars every year.

An Economic Engine

Columbia Pulp eliminates the need for farmers to burn 250,000 tons of straw waste every year, improving air quality region-wide. Our state-of-the-art facility and locally-sourced feed stock reduce carbon emissions by 76 percent compared to traditional pulp mills.

Protecting the Environment

Creating a Sustainable Future

Columbia Pulp is North America’s first tree-free market pulp mill, using wheat farmers’ waste straw to create pulp for paper products as well as bio-polymers for a variety of industrial uses.

Latest News

Columbia Straw Supply Fire

A fire at a Columbia Straw Supply stackyard on Lyons Ferry Road has destroyed or damaged about a thousand tons of wheat straw which has been stored there in preparation for the launch of Columbia Pulp’s Lyons Ferry mill. The fire is contained and the site will be under 24 hour fire watch. No injuries have occurred. The cause [...]

NW Straw Pulp, LLC Announcement

May, 2019 - NW Straw Pulp, LLC announces the appointment of its newest Board Member. Sue Cruz was recently elected to serve on the Board of Managers of NW Straw Pulp, LLC, parent company of Columbia Pulp.  Ms. Cruz is an experienced financial executive with a broad base of experience in all aspects of accounting, auditing and financial management. [...]

Columbia Pulp to Participate in Panel Discussion at IMFA

Kristi Kobetich, Columbia Pulp’s Pulp Product Manager, is scheduled to present at the International Molded Fiber Association conference in Maryland on Thursday March 7th. The conference is being held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. The subject of her breakout session is alternative fibers. Joe Gryngy, the founder of IMFA, will be the [...]

Association of Washington Business (AWB)

2018 Operational Excellence Award

Recognizing a company that has a distinctive manufacturing process, including continuous improvement, innovations, lean and six sigma and/or application of high technology.