Dr. Know: Communi-Posting

Why can't apartment complexes have compost collection?

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I live in a 10-unit apartment complex. Why aren’t we allowed to compost like single-family homes? Our dumpster is overflowing, and the recycling is stuffed with pizza boxes. Shouldn’t we get   More
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 MARTY SMITH

The Muck, Raked

What really happens to the food scraps you leave out on the curb.

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Stacy Jones rolls a green composting cart up to the Cloudburst Recycling truck he’s parked at Southeast 21st Avenue and Pine Street.  Jones latches the metal bar on the front of the bi   More
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

2011: The Costume Party

You didn’t need a funny outfit to make news this year, but it sure helped.

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All Images WW Photo IllustrationsDavid Wu’s tiger suit was the tip-off that 2011 was going to be a strange one. The year opened with a sitting congressman posing in a child’s orange-and-black    More
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Dr. Know: Christmas Tree Composting

Can I dump my Christmas tree into the compost bin?

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Now that we’ve got weekly compost/yard debris pickup, I figure I should be able to dump my 100 percent-organic Christmas tree into the compost bin and not get charged for tree disposal. Can I?&n   More
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 MARTY SMITH

Curbside Composting Comes to Portland

All your dirty questions answered


After testing it for a year and a half with 2,000 Portland households, the City of Portland's curbside composting program starts October 31st.  The program for single-family households and apartments buildings with less than four units will allow people to separate food waste from the rest of their garbage.   Judging from the 100 calls per day that the curbside composting hotline is ...   More
Monday, October 3, 2011 by


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