DEQ Grant Will Help Promote Residential Composting in Lake Oswego

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DEQ Grant Will Help Promote Residential Composting in Lake Oswego

by Anthony Macuk
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CITY OF LAKE OSWEGO - Lake Oswego's compost is taken to specialized facilities that can break it down and turn it into healthy fertilizer.

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CITY OF LAKE OSWEGO - Lake Oswego's compost is taken to specialized facilities that can break it down and turn it into healthy fertilizer.

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It's been almost a year since Republic Services and the City of Lake Oswego rolled out their new residential food scraps composting program, and the City plans to mark the anniversary with a new public outreach effort aimed at answering lingering questions and getting more residents on board.

"The goal is to increase participation," says Jenny Slepian, Lake Oswego's sustainability and management analyst. "I know the problems that people have had from the past year, so I have a pretty good inventory of reasons why people aren't doing it. So we're really focusing the education on that."

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Keywords: Environment | Green Infrastructure | Lake Oswego | Recycling | Republic Services | The Portland Tribune | composting | sustainability

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