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The City of Portland, Oregon

Sustainability at Work

Providing free tools and expertise to achieve your goals

Phone: 503-823-7037


Business Compost: How, Why and FAQs

  • How to compost at your restaurant

  • Train staff

  • Reduce food waste

  • Free labels

What can be composted

Find detailed guidelines of what is and isn't allowed in business compost.

How to compost at your restaurant

Tips for composting at restaurants, grocery stores and other food service businesses.

How to compost at your office

Tips for setting up compost at your office, working with your property manager and educating staff.

Why compost?

Compost enriches farmland and creates energy—and benefits your business.

What happens to your food waste?

Your food scraps turn into fertilizer for crops and energy to power homes and businesses.