Cutting food waste in your commercial kitchen workshop

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Learn tips to set up a compost program, guidelines for food donation and more at our workshop!

Nearly a fifth of the waste our region sends to the landfill is food waste. Join over 100 businesses in Clackamas County that are keeping food out of the trash. We'll show you how by covering a variety of topics, including:

  • Best practices to set up a composting program
  • Free resources available
  • Experience from current participants
  • Service costs
  • Policy changes that will impact food-related businesses
  • Donation opportunities

Representatives will be available from the Clackamas County Health Department, your garbage collector, and technical assistance advisors to answer questions.

This free workshop is open to any restaurant, coffee shop, retirement community, grocery store, institution or other food-related business in Clackamas County including businesses within Canby, Happy Valley, Lake Oswego, Milwaukie, North Clackamas (82nd Ave area), Oak Grove, West Linn, Wilsonville.

Come network and learn from other restaurant owners and managers in Clackamas County. Register today at

*Light snacks provided. Adult beverages available for purchase.*

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Reduce even more food waste: On Wednesday, Jan 30 from 1 - 4 p.m., a workshop presented by national hotel operations experts will focus on creating a roadmap to prevent food waste. Register at