How much yard debris and food scraps are generated in Beaverton?

Beaverton residents set-out about 9,000 tons of yard debris in 2016. We estimate that about 2,500 tons of food scraps are currently put into the garbage each year, (which is about 225 pounds per yard debris roll-cart annually).

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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?