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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. Let’s Grow!

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!

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Photo of Townshend's Tea House employees composting.

Photo of 2015 Bold Steps Award winner, ThermoFisher Scientific.
Mayor's Bold Steps Application Process Open!
The application process is now open for sustainable Eugene-based businesses certified by BRING's RE:think Business program to apply for the Mayor's Bold Steps Award, given to a business that operates under the triple-bottom line of sustainability. For more info, visit this link.

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

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