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Waste Prevention & Green Building
Stephanie Scafa
Waste Prevention &
Green Building Analyst
Atrium Building
99 W. 10th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401
Ph: 541-682-5652
Fx: 541-682-5593


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Commercial Food Waste Collection
Welcome to the Love Food Not Waste Program

 Love Food Not Waste Eugene businesses turn food waste into compost and crops   Did you know that each year Eugene puts over 40 million pounds of food waste in the local landfill? Want to do something about it? We did. That is why local garbage haulers, commercial composters, the City of Eugene and area businesses teamed up to make sure that food scraps turn into valuable compost instead of take up space in our landfill. Now it is your turn to do something. Join the Love Food Not Waste campaign and improve our earth while supporting local businesses' bottom line. To learn more about Eugene’s Love Food Not Waste program, see the links below. Let’s Grow!

Rule changes: starting May 15, 2015

We appreciate your help! Starting May 15 the following materials will no longer be accepted in the Love Food Not Waste commercial compost program:
  • Waxed cardboard
  • Gable-top cartons/aseptic containers
  • Paper towels from bathrooms

These items have the potential to contaminate the final loads of compost which is why Rexius can no longer accept them. Click on the image below to download a PDF version of this postcard. Thank you for continuing to make this program a success!

Photo of new compost collection standards in Eugene.

Sign Up Your Business Today
It’s easy to set up your program and become part of the cycle. Love food in 4 steps:
  1. Contact your garbage hauler to sign up for service.
  2. Schedule a session with your hauler to provide free technical training.
  3. Raise awareness among your staff. See our educational poster.
  4. Start composting!

More Information
Want to know how food turns into compost? Watch a program video.  Want to see who else is loving food not waste? View a list of participating businesses as well as a map! Need to learn how to teach your employees to love food, not waste?  Explore our Employee Training Manual.  Want to connect with us?  Find us on Facebook

Photo of compost sale at Kalapuya High School in Bethel.
Compost Sale This Saturday 5/9!
This Saturday, May 9 non-profit Bethel Education Foundation will sell bags of LFNW compost & assorted Mother’s Day gifts to raise funds for Bethel students. 10am-1pm. Locations: Shasta Middle School, Fairfield Elementary School, Irving Elementary School, and Kalapuya High School. More info: 607-1445.

Food Waste
Collected to Date:
Over 5,000 TONS of Compost!

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