What about “compostable” plastics like cups, plates and utensils?

Most materials labeled “compostable” are not allowed in our current composting program. This includes take-out containers, cups and service ware. Most “compostable” products do not break down fast enough for our local composting facility to process.

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1. Where will the composting roll-cart contents go?
2. What about apartments and condos?
3. What will it cost?
4. What is allowed in the composting roll-cart?
5. What cannot go into my composting cart?
6. What about “compostable” plastics like cups, plates and utensils?
7. Can I use compostable liners for my kitchen pail?
8. Can I use a plastic bag to line my kitchen pail?
9. Where can I store my kitchen food scraps?
10. Am I required to participate?
11. How often will materials be collected?
12. How can I control odors in my cart?
13. My cart isn’t full – should I still set it out at the curb?
14. What are some suggestions for collecting and storing food scraps?
15. Won’t food waste collection make a mess and attract pests?
16. What if I already compost in my backyard?
17. How much yard debris and food scraps are generated in Beaverton?