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Commercial Composting and Food Waste Reduction Workshop

Date/Time: Mon, Mar 10, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm

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Restaurants and other food-related businesses are invited to a workshop on saving money and increasing business through waste reduction.

Participants from local restaurants, hotels, grocery stores, and other food generators who attend the no cost workshop will learn how their business can reduce waste and save money through food scrap collection, food scrap composting, and other waste reduction programs. Come hear from the pros about incentives and money savings that your business can achieve through these programs. Registration is required; please see the information below.

Why come? Consumers today show preference toward companies with sustainable practices; moreover employees of those companies find greater satisfaction in doing work that makes the world a better place. Workshop topics include:

  • “Savings through Commercial Food Composting,” Ashley Tjaden, Clackamas County Organics Educator.
  • “Strategies to Prevent Food Waste, Save Money, and Save the Environment,” Janet Haugan, Director of Marketing, LeanPath, Inc.
  • “Businesses that became better through composting and best practices,” local restaurant expert.

Workshop presentations will be from 2 to 3:30 pm, followed by networking.

Register today! Space is limited, so only two representatives per business please. Businesses that register and attend will receive a waste reduction kit from Clackamas County. Republic Services will award one of their customers who attends the event a month of free garbage service, and also award at random to an attending business a pair of tickets to the March 30 Portland Trailblazers game with the Memphis Grizzlies (donated by Republic Services).

To register go to EventBrite or RSVP directly to Ashley Tjaden.

For more information contact Ashley Tjaden at 503-742-4469 or by email.

This workshop is presented by Clackamas County Office of Sustainability, Republic Services, and the City of Lake Oswego.