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Residents are now able to start putting their food waste in their yard debris bin, instead of throwing it away.

How-to start composting 


  1. Place a sealable container in a convenient location in your kitchen.
  2. Toss in all food scraps and plate scrapings in your kitchen pail.
  3. Empty your kitchen pail into your yard debris bin, along with your yard debris. There will be no changes to your pickup schedule. 

Kitchen Pail Tips


  • Empty your kitchen container into your yard debris bin frequently.
  • Drain excess liquids down the sink.
  • Clean your kitchen container regularly.
  • Shut the lid of your pail and bin when not in use.
Roll Cart Tips
  • Clean your yard debris bin regularly. Do this in a gravel or grassy area, not allowing run-off or debris to enter the stormwater drain at the street.
  • Sprinkle baking soda at the bottom of your yard debris cart to keep odors down.
  • Maintain a good mix of yard debris and food scraps in your bin, when possible.
  • Store containers in a shady area.
  • Even if your yard debris bin isn't very full, be sure to bring it to the curb every collection day.
  • Freeze or refrigerate food scraps until collection day. 

How do I get more information?


For more information, check out our Frequently Asked Questions, e-mail wasteprevention@eugene-or.gov, or call us at 541-682-5655.

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