Compost Collection

Compost carts are serviced weekly. One green 64-gallon roll cart is included in your regular garbage service. Additional costs incurred for extra cans, bags or bundles.

On Pickup Day

Place materials at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on your pickup day.

Place materials within three feet of the curb.

Place the container with the lid opening facing towards the street.

Do not use plastic bags, yellow recycling bins, plastic liners or containers not labeled for yard debris.

When using Kraft paper yard debris bags, try to avoid putting wet debris at the bottom of bag; keep bags in dry location until pickup day to prevent bottom from falling out.

Include all food waste and plant trimmings.

Contents should not include garbage, rocks, sods, dirt, ashes, or animal waste.

Tie bundles with string or twine (prunings are limited to 4″ in diameter and 36″ in length).

Composting is a natural process where organic materials are recycled into a rich soil known as compost.

Any organic material will decompose.
You can take advantage of composting your waste if you have a garden or enjoy gardening.
when you compost your organic scraps and yard waste you follow but accelerate the same natural process of With compost you return nutrients back into the soil and create a rich fertile healty ground for plants and vegetables.

There are various types composting:

Backyard composting — A balance of dry materials, such as fallen leaves, straw, light twigs. And fresh materials, like grass clipping. ligth trim ends and kitchen scraps (no meat).
Layer them and you have your very own compost pile.

Worm composting (vermicomposting) — The Process of composting using various worms, most commonly red wigglers, white worms, and other earthworms is also good if you have a smaller areas and/or have an abundance of food scraps.

Grasscycling: You grasscycle when you have grass clippings and don’t want to use them in a compost pile. You can leave them on the lawn to decompose.

Some links to help you in your gardening

The Dirtbag on KBOO great gardening podcast

Gardening in the Pacific NW

Growing Vegetables in Oregon

Better Homes and Gardens

Gardening in the Pacific Northwest. OSU Gardening information