Yes! 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. Even if you compost at home, the yard debris bin is a great option for items that cannot go in your home compost, such as meat and bones. 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. For more information, check out our Curbside Compost Program page or call 541-682-5655.