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The City of Portland, Oregon

Planning and Sustainability

Innovation. Collaboration. Practical Solutions.

Phone: 503-823-7700

Curbside Hotline: 503-823-7202

1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201

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Composting at home

Metro provides extensive online educational tools for composting at home, as well as a downloadable "Make your own compost" booklet and a composting demonstration site showing a variety of different composting set-up options.

The OSU Extension Service website offers an informative page on how to compost at home.

Many of the organizations that offer gardening instruction also offer educational resources for composting. See the "I want to…grow my own food" section for resource links.

Commercial composting

With the Portland Composts! program, businesses in the City of Portland can now contract with waste haulers to collect food waste and food-soiled paper for composting.