Prevent Wasted Food

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Food 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.  To learn about what other businesses in the region are doing to prevent food waste, go to Food Waste Stops With Me:

https://www.oregonmetro.gov/tools-working/reducing-food-waste

Food 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.


prevent wasted food

Preventing waste in the first place is the best way to save money in your kitchen and conserve all the resources that go into growing, transporting, storing, processing and disposing of food.

Top 5 Reasons for Food Waste

1.      Overproduction

2.      Expired

3.      Trim Waste

4.      Equipment Failure

5.      Quality

Best Practices for Waste Prevention

1.      Separate

2.      Measure

3.      Find opportunities


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 503-526-2665 / recyclingmail@beavertonoregon.gov