Many of our Portland area visitors will have noticed the recent, ground-breaking change in our city's waste management policy: Portland Composts! We now have the opportunity to separate our food waste from other garbage, where it will be turned into compost, other soil amendments, clean energy and other valued products. But did you know that restaurants like Besaw's play a huge role in composting, too? In fact, Besaw's was one of the pioneers in the Restaurant Food Waste Collection program in Portland. Our wait-staff, managers and cooks are very careful to ensure that all of our food waste is recycled properly. We've been practicing since 2006!

Did you know that about one-eighth of all solid waste generated in the United States is food scraps?

Watch this cute video to help reduce waste in your own home!