The city of Eugene, Ore., will begin curbside compost collection services on October 1. Residents who have garbage collection services will be able to toss food waste in their yard waste bins at no extra charge.
Acceptable items for composting are plate scrapings, meat, bones, plant trimmings, solid dairy products, baked goods and kitchen trimmings, as well as egg, oyster and crab shells and avocado pits. The city requires residents to throw food and food scraps into the yard debris bin loose, not in a plastic or other bag.
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Curbside compost collection will start Oct. 1 throughout Eugene.
But there will be no need for a new curbside container to take part in the program, said Michael Wisth, city of Eugene solid waste manager. Eugene residents who have residential garbage service will have the option to toss food waste in their yard debris bins instead of the garbage, at no extra charge.
“I’m really excited to roll this out,” Wisth said. “It has been a long time coming and we are way overdue for it.”