Why is the City of Eugene launching a food waste collection pilot?
Eugene tosses 40 million pounds of food into the local landfill each year. About half of this food waste comes from homes. Reducing food waste will keep Oregon beautiful for future generations. Residential food waste collection reduces waste sent to the landfill which decreases greenhouse gas emissions, and helps achieve statewide and local waste reduction goals.

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1. Why is the City of Eugene launching a food waste collection pilot?
2. What curbside collection changes will happen in Eugene?
3. What happens to the food scraps collected for composting?
4. When can I start participating?
5. Who gets to participate in the pilot and how will I know if I am in the pilot area?
6. How much does this pilot program cost?
7. As a pilot participant, what can I put in my yard debris bin?
8. How should food scraps be separated from garbage?
9. How do I keep my carts and kitchen pails clean?
10. What about products labeled compostable or biodegradable? Can I put them in?
11. What if I am already a backyard composter?
12. Will this attract pests?
13. Will this smell bad?
14. How do I get more information?