Residential customers living within the Eugene incorporated City limits can now put their food scraps in their yard debris bins for collection and composting.
Eugene tosses 40 million pounds of food into the local landfill each year. Half of this food waste comes from homes. Composting this material helps divert a valuable resource from the landfill while reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions.
The implementation follows a successful three-year program piloted to a sample of 1,500 households in four Eugene neighborhoods.
Educational outreach materials have been provided in the form of postcards, television and radio advertisements, YouTube videos, and social media posts, in addition to information available on the website.
Residential waste customers simply place food scraps into their yard debris bin for collection.
This program accepts food items only, including:
Items NOT to include:
Learn more about the Residential Food Waste Program.