Is food waste collection available in the City of Eugene?

In 2012, the City of Eugene and area businesses teamed up to make sure that food scraps turn into valuable compost instead of take up space in our landfill by supporting the collection of food scraps of ALL kinds (meat bones, and dairy included) for local businesses.  This service is provided through our community's local, licensed trash haulers. 

The City has also launched and is monitoring a two-year residential food waste collection pilot to test curbside food waste collection for residents, totaling about 1,500 households. Residents in the study areas are able to put their food waste in with their current yard debris bins instead of in the garbage. This pilot test will help us learn the best way to expand the program and make sure it works for all Eugene residents.

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1. Why should I recycle?
2. Is food waste collection available in the City of Eugene?
3. What items are accepted into commingled curbside recycling collection?
4. How can I find a garbage hauler?
5. How do I properly dispose of items that are not accepted into the commingled recycling bins?
6. Where can I find out more about garbage hauling rates in Eugene?