Is compost with food waste better than yard waste only compost?

Compost containing food waste can be higher in nutrients because food scraps are often higher in nitrogen than yard waste only compost.  

Beginning October 1, 2019, customers who have residential garbage service will have the option to put food waste in their yard debris bin instead of in the garbage. This citywide program comes after a successful three-year residential curbside food waste collection pilot program that included 1,500 households in four Eugene neighborhoods. The mixed food waste and yard debris will be turned into nutrient-rich compost by local processors. And because these organics will be commercially composted, you can include food waste items that you would not want to put in your home compost, such as meat and bones. For more information, please contact 541-682-5655 or check out our Residential Food Waste Collection page.

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1. What is backyard composting?
2. How is compost made?
3. What do I need for backyard composting?
4. What are some uses of compost?
5. Does adding bread and other food scraps to my compost draw rats?
6. Can I compost my dog manure?
7. Is compost with food waste better than yard waste only compost?
8. Is compost made from worms better than a hot thermal compost?
9. Will my compost ever get too hot and cause a fire?
10. Where can I get more information about composting?