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Though he doesn’t use his chainsaw in the kitchen, Timber Joey plans ahead for big game-day meals to eat heartily and avoid wasting food. He collects food scraps to create nutrient-rich fertilizer that will benefit victory gardens across Portland and keep methane (a potent greenhouse gas) out of the landfill. Everyone living in a single-family home or smallplex (2-4 units) in Portland can add food scraps and yard debris to the green Portland Composts! roll cart for curbside collection.
HOW TO MAKE A GOAL FOR THE PLANET
Watch our videos at www.portlandcomposts.com for easy home composting tips.
THE CHOICE IS YOURS
Cook from scratch? Lots of scraps? Try reusing something larger like an old kitty litter bucket to collect your food scraps.
Fewer scraps? A kitchen bowl or a yogurt container might be right for you.
We appreciate and extend our thanks to the Portland Timbers and Timber Joey for participating in our INCLUDE THE FOOD campaign, which helps Portland advance our Climate Action Plan goal to reduce carbon emissions 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050.