Bend Garbage & Recycling, now Republic Services, is expanding the residential curbside yard debris program to include all food waste.

Beginning October 1, 2019, all yard debris subscribers within the city of Bend can add all food scraps directly into their yard debris cart, along with their yard trimmings.

The yard debris and food scraps will be processed into nutrient rich compost by Deschutes Recycling.

Yard debris customers are invited to pick up a free two-gallon kitchen pail for storing food scraps.  The kitchen pails are available at the Bend Garbage office at 20835 NE Montana Way or at Cascade Disposal at 1300 SE Wilson Avenue, in Bend.  The pails are a convenient way to collect and store food scarps until it is emptied into the yard debris cart for collection.

There are no changes to the customers’ normal collection service.  For more information on what items can and can’t go in the cart, click on the Residential Food Waste flyer.

For questions about the expanded residential food waste program within the city of Bend or to sign up for yard debris subscription service, contact 541.323.4069.

Residential Food Waste Program PR 9.16.19