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Food Waste Prevention

Twenty percent of waste sent to landfills in our region is food — about 170,000 tons per year. This food loss would fill 5,000 semi-trucks each year.

Measuring and analyzing food waste can help lower food purchasing costs, eliminate unwanted waste, and conserve the soil, water and energy resources that are used to grow, pack and ship food. We can provide personalized assistance, best practices, tools and resources to support your waste prevention efforts.

Assessment opportunities

Preventing food waste in commercial kitchens Preventing food waste in grocery stores

Why implement food waste prevention strategies?

Food waste tools and guides

For an in-depth look at food waste at a national level, below you will find the latest reports, efforts and strategies.

Prevention strategies for restaurants

By tracking food waste and understanding how food is purchased, stored and utilized in your establishment, you can prevent food waste from going to landfills, and reduce food and garbage costs.

Prevention strategies for grocers

Understanding what you are wasting is the first step in evaluating and implementing actions that can reduce food waste, raise awareness around waste prevention and reduce costs.

Contact us

We can offer personalized assistance to help identify waste and relevant solutions to integrate into your business’s daily operation. Set up a program and train staff. Email us at or call 503-742-4458.

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Development Services Building

Resource Conservation and Solid Waste (Administrative offices)

Phone number 503-557-6363
Address 150 Beavercreek Road
Oregon City, OR 97045
Hours Monday to Thursday
7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Language Se habla español