In the five years we’ve been collecting food scraps, we have created 400,000 tons of finished compost — enough to cover 2,400 acres of farmland (almost 4 square miles). That’s a lot of compost!
Farmers, gardeners and landscapers use the compost to suppress weeds, conserve water and improve the health of the soil.
Mind Your Scraps
While Portlanders do a great job composting their food scraps, there is still food left in the garbage. Even small amounts of food add up, so remember to compost your scraps when you are prepping meals, scraping plates, cleaning out the fridge or hosting a gathering. Big or small, we want it all!
Visit www.portlandcomposts.com to learn more. Keep up the good work!