Beaverton embraces composting

Beaverton embraces composting

A new Beaverton program will send food scraps to a compost facility instead of a landfill, as part of a wider Portland-area shift.

Metro, the regional government that funded similar programs in Portland and Gresham, has allocated $85,000 to Beaverton to buy food waste containers, develop outreach brochures and pay for a temporary one-year program coordinator.

To draw more food businesses onboard, the Beaverton City Council last week set a new monthly rate for picking up food waste from businesses, at half the garbage rate. Unlike Portland, the plan will not initially include homes.


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