Items that should not be placed in the debris cart include:
- Food scraps/li>
- Painted / treated lumber
- Pet waste
- Plastics, including compostable plastics
Food waste should not be placed in yard waste bins unless your household has been selected to participate in the residential food waste collection pilot, which consists of four pilot test areas, totaling 1,500 households in Eugene. However, beginning October 1, 2019, residential customers citywide will have the option to put food waste in their yard debris bin instead of in the garbage. Acceptable materials include all food, meat, bones, poultry, seafood, dairy, eggshells, beans, bread, pasta, rice and other grains, fruits and vegetables, coffee grounds, and other plate scrapings. If you can eat it, you can put it in the bin. Items such as utensils, plates, and bowls that are labeled as compostable or non-food items that are labeled biodegradable are not allowed in the food waste/yard debris bin. Only food and yard debris will be accepted.