What items cannot go in the yard debris cart?

Items that should not be placed in the debris cart include:

  • Dirt
  • Food scraps/li>
  • Garbage
  • Metal
  • Painted / treated lumber
  • Pet waste
  • Plastics, including compostable plastics
  • Rocks

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.

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1. Can I put food waste into my yard debris container and have it picked up by my garbage hauler?
2. Why should I use a yard debris cart?
3. What materials can go in my yard debris cart?
4. What items cannot go in the yard debris cart?
5. How often is yard debris collected?
6. Why should I use my yard debris cart for leaves, instead of putting them in the street?
7. What does yard debris removal cost?
8. Can I have more than one container?
9. If I don’t have garbage service, can I still get yard debris service?