Compost at Work

Food Waste Prevention 

Graphic logo with text “Food Waste Stops With Me.”

We love our food, yet it is the single largest component in our garbage. In the Portland metropolitan region about 20% of the 1.3 million tons of trash generated each year is food and about half of that comes from businesses. 

Free resources and tools are available to help your business reduce food waste, donate edible food and put food scraps to good use making energy. Contact us at 503-526-2460, email, or order online using the buttons on the right to stop food waste now! 

Image of a purple beetFood Waste Stops With Me is a collaboration between city and county governments in the Portland area, Metro, Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association, and Oregon's Department of Environmental Quality to help food-service businesses reduce food waste.

COMPOST AT WORK
Save Money. Do Good.
Stylized graphic of storefront with recycling bin to the right.7,000,000 pounds of food waste are sent to a landfill by Beaverton businesses every year.
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Save money on your garbage bill by putting food scraps into a low-cost compost bin.Stylized graphic of garbage bins, recycling bin and stacks of cash.
Stylized graphic of food waste such as fish bones, banana peel and dinner roll.Food is energy
Our scraps can be used to make electricity.
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Enough to power 100 homes for more than 1.5 years!Stylized graphic of residential homes at night with lights on.
Get Started!
Contact us to receive free tools and training.
503-526-2460
recyclingmail@BeavertonOregon.gov
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Button to request a free consultation
Button for commercial compost assistance
  1. Composting Map
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    See what businesses are composting near you!

Compost at Work!

Did you know that each year Beaverton businesses send over 7 million pounds of food waste to the landfill? Compost at Work offers a greener alternative that converts food scraps (vegetables, fruits, meats, bones, dairy products and bread) into valuable energy and compost.

The compost program is a partnership between the garbage hauler, city and business.  City staff supplies your business with free indoor collection containers, posters and training to get you started and ongoing technical assistance. The business collects their food scraps in a new outdoor container for pickup. The hauler empties the container on a weekly basis. It's that easy!

Join the Compost at Work program and do good while supporting your businesses' bottom line!