Beginning October 1, 2019, customers who have residential garbage service will have the option to put food waste in their yard debris bin instead of in the garbage. This citywide program comes after a successful three-year residential curbside food waste collection pilot program that included 1,500 households in four Eugene neighborhoods. The mixed food waste and yard debris will be turned into nutrient-rich compost by local processors. Yard debris is a service already provided by garbage haulers and these same containers will continue to be collected every-other-week. No other changes to your hauling services are anticipated at this time.