Curbside composting begins in Eugene

Food and yard waste will be commercially composted and sold as nutrient-rich soil.

Posted: Oct 1, 2019 6:29 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Residents in Eugene can now place food waste into their yard debris bins as part of a new city program.

The food and yard waste will be commercially composted and sold as nutrient-rich soil. 

RELATED: CURBSIDE COMPOST PROGRAM ROLLING OUT IN EUGENE

According to the city, all food can be composted. Anything that can't be eaten, including napkins, glass and plastics, even if they are labeled as biodegradable, cannot be put into the yard debris bins.

"That sounds like a smart idea," said longtime composter Shawn Healy. "We don't need organic material in the dump. It doesn't do anybody any good. At least it's going to something that will do some good."

According to the city, the service comes at no extra cost. Similar programs in Seattle and Portland show that curbside composting does not attract pests or create odors.

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