Compost at Home

Beaverton Starts Composting!

Billie the Beaver holding a compost pail.Starting October 30, 2017, Beaverton residents with yard debris collection service can add food scraps to their yard debris roll cart - now called a composting roll cart. Composting food scraps with yard debris creates nutrient-rich fertilizer and reduces our impact on the environment. 

Compost Instructions 

  • Yard debris and food scraps can be put into your composting roll cart together. 
  • Materials are picked up on your normal weekly service day. 
  • Be careful not to pack it tightly - contents must fall freely from your roll cart. Billie the Beaver holding a compost pail. 

Three easy steps 

  1. Place your kitchen compost pail in a convenient location in your kitchen. 
  2. Include the food! Toss all food scraps and plate scrapings into your kitchen pail. 
  3. Empty your kitchen pail into your food and yard debris (composting) roll cart. Place your roll cart at the curb for normal pick up.

How to compost steps 1, 2, 3

 

Put These Items Into Your Composting Cart

Include the food with your yard debris (leaves, flowers, grass clippings, weeds and plant trimmings)

All Food:
  • Meat
  • Poultry
  • Fish and shellfish
  • Bones
  • Eggs and eggshells
  • Cheese and dairy products
  • Bread and baked goods
  • Pasta
  • Rice and other grains
  • Beans, nuts and seeds
  • Vegetables
  • Fruit (including peels and cores)
  • Table scraps and plate scrapings
  • Spoiled food
Food-soiled paper:
  • Coffee grounds and filters
  • Tea bags
  • Paper napkins and towels
  • Pizza delivery boxes
Graphic list of items to put in the compost bin.
 

Leave These Items out of Your Composting Cart

  • Plastic bags
  • Non-approved compostable bags
  • Compostable containers and utensils
  • Paper or plastic plates, cups and cartons
  • Fast food wrappers (waxed paper)
  • Takeout containers
  • Large amounts of grease or oil
  • Pet waste and cat litter
  • Diapers

Universal Do Not Enter symbol.