Composting and food waste management is available in many locations on campus.

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.

Lewis & Clark will provide containers for composting food waste to departmental representatives or students living on campus, when requested. Please reach out to Amy Dvorak to request a bin and for more information.

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