How does the program work?

Commercial customers are now able to separate meat, bones, fish, dairy, baked goods, fruits and vegetables, yard debris, and plant trimmings from garbage service. Eugene haulers pick up the food scraps and take them to a local organics processor for conversion into compost. Businesses can contact their garbage hauler to sign up for commercial food composting service. The garbage hauler provides businesses with free internal food waste bins and an external food waste collection container that will be serviced regularly and will work with customers to arrange a collection frequency that fits the needs of the business.

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1. How does the program work?
2. What’s the cost?
3. Can my business or commercial property put food waste in our yard debris container?
4. Are compostable plastics or food soiled paper allowed in the program?
5. Why aren't items like compostable service ware and food soiled paper allowed?
6. Why compost?
7. What is the City’s role?
8. Who else is doing it?
9. How can I learn more about Love Food Not Waste?
10. Are the Love Food Not Waste resources available digitally?
11. Which businesses and organizations compost in Eugene?
12. If fats, oils, and grease are not allowed in food waste collection program, how can my business properly handle this material?
13. Are there soil tests done on the compost to ensure that it is safe for planting?
14. What happens with the finished compost?
15. Which haulers are involved in food waste diversion?