Waste reduction updates for your workplace
food scraps
Region to consider commercial food scraps collection mandate

Food is the largest portion of what's left in our garbage after recycling and recovery programs -- about 18 percent of what goes to landfill. In order to get more food scraps out of our region's garbage, Metro Council said recently they would like to learn more about a possible food scraps collection mandate for businesses. 
Interested in setting up food scraps collection for your business?  Contact a Washington County Green Business advisor for free assistance .
New polystyrene recycling resource available in Tigard

Does your business have Styrofoam, packing peanuts or #6 plastics that you want to recycle? Agilyx is a new polystyrene recycling resource in Tigard that will accept your #6 plastic at no charge. Their process can accept seedling trays, food trays, coffee cup lids and more -- and they don't need to be clean. To schedule a drop-off, contact Joe Ledbetter at 503-597-6420 or visit their website.  
Congratulations to newly-certified Green Business Award winners!

These Washington County businesses are leading the charge when it comes to sustainability. Here are just some of the ways they do their part every day for the environment and our communities:
  • Provide durable dishware in break rooms
  • Display art made from reused materials
  • Donate fruit from onsite trees to a hunger relief organization 
  • Adopt sustainable purchasing policies
  • Compost food scraps

Is your business a leader in sustainability? Apply for the Green Business Award and get recognized!