Commercial Food Waste Resources

The rates for commercial food waste collection are set at 20% below commercial garbage rates. The idea is that businesses will be able to reduce their trash container and then pay for food waste at the discounted rate – after this they are likely to pay a minimal cost, break even or save money.

Following are some general composting resources. For more information on home composting and urban agriculture, check out our home composting resources.

Publications   Organizations
BioCycle – find the latest information on composting, renewable energy, and sustainability.
US Composting Council 
Association of Oregon Recyclers  
EPA (Composting for Facilities)
Commercial Composters
General Education
Rexius Forest By Products
International Compost Awareness Week
Lane Forest Products
Keep America Beautiful        
  America Recycles Day

Acceptable Compostable Materials for Eugene -

developed by City of Eugene and Rexius (PDF download)
Compostable Food Serviceware Quick Guide - developed by the US Composting Council


Outreach Materials

These PDF vector files are available for download. Please contact the Waste Prevention and Green Building Program Coordinator (541-682-6842) if you decide to use the files below and/or if you need any more information about zero waste signage for businesses. 
11x17 Poster for Businesses Informational Brochure
Bin Sticker (for slim jim containers) - front Business Training Manual
Bin Sticker (for slim jim containers) - side 
Schools Training Manual 
Business Mailer - get your favorite business to join! Business Mailer (Spanish)
Commercial Food Waste Collection Changes 2015