At Work

Food Waste at WorkFood recovery hierarchy showing reduction as most preferred and landfill as least

Food is the single largest component in our garbage. In the Portland metropolitan region about 20 percent of the 1.3 million tons of trash generated each year is food and about half of that comes from businesses. 

Keeping food out of the landfill is a top priority for our community. Composting is great, but the highest impacts come from preventing wasted food followed by feeding people and animals. 

Free resources and assistance are available to help prevent wasted food at your work place and to set up a system that ensures the highest and best use of food

Follow the links below to learn more. 

Separate food scraps link to web page.
Prevent wasted food link to web page.
Donate edible food link to web page.