Tips FOR Keeping it Clean

Collecting food scraps in your yard debris roll cart is similar to putting it in the garbage – pests and odors are unlikely, but here are some tips for keeping it clean.

For your Kitchen Pail

Picture of Container of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda

  • Empty your pail into your roll cart frequently. 
  • Wash your kitchen pail in the dishwasher or by hand. 
  • Sprinkle baking soda in the bottom.
  • Use an optional kitchen pail liner - newspaper, paper bag or Biodegradable Product Institute (BPI) certified compostable bags. These bags are available at most local grocery stores. 

For your Compost Roll Cart

  • Set it out weekly - even when it's not full.
  • Line the bottom with newspaper or a paper bag.
  • Use soap and water to clean your cart. Pour dirty water onto grass or gravel, not down the storm drain.

Where to Buy Compostable Bags

Looking for approved compostable bags to line your kitchen pail? Below is a list of stores that currently carry approved bags. Please be sure to look for the Biodegradable Product Institute (BPI) Certified logo. 

Black and white Compostable label with stylized circular graphic of leaf and tree by the Biodegradable Products Institute and US Composting Council.

Store Name Street Address
Costco 15901 SW Jenkins Rd
Fred Meyer - Beaverton Town Square 11425 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy
Fred Meyer - Walker Rd 15995 SW Walker Rd
Natural Grocers 12155 SW Broadway St
New Seasons Market - Progress Ridge 14805 SW Barrows Rd
New Seasons Market - Cedar Hills 3495 SW Cedar Hills Blvd
Winco 3025 SW Cedar Hills Blvd
Market of Choice 250 NW Lost Springs Terrace
List updated October 2018  

If you know of a store who sells approved compostable bags that is not on the list, please let us know and we'll add them. Contact RecyclingMail@BeavertonOregon.gov or call 503-526-2665.