Lewis & Clark provides containers for composting food waste on campus. Food waste includes:
▸ meat, poultry, fish, shellfish, bones
▸eggs and eggshells, cheese, dairy products
▸ bread, baked goods, pasta, rice, beans, nuts, seeds
▸ coffee grounds, napkins
▸ vegetables and fruit
▸ table scraps, plate scrapings, leftovers, spoiled food
Compost from Lewis & Clark College and the greater City of Portland area go to two different composting locations: Nature’s Needs in North Plains, operated by Recology, and Pacific Region Compost operated by Republic Services. Both locations process food waste into compost that is then sold back to the community.