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Need some free compost? The Bureau of Transportation in Portland will give you as much as you want.

FILE PHOTO - This Lake Oswego resident is pouring compost in a yard debris bin. Who doesn't love getting compost for free?

The Portland Bureau of Transportation is inviting all residents to "fall in love" with composting during Compost Week, which runs from Oct. 20 through Oct. 27 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at their maintenance yard located at 9325 N.E. Sunderland Road.

Officials say they have enough high-quality compost at their depot to give residents "all the compost your heart desires at no cost to you."

"This high quality compost comes to you courtesy of Portland's city trees," adds spokesman Dylan Rivera.

Here's how it works. Each year, PBOT collects leaves from city streets and turns it into compost. The leaves collected in 2017 have been stewing for 12 months and are now ready for your garden.

All you need to do is bring your own bags and shovels to the PBOT maintence yard in order to transport the free compost home. City staff are happy to load compost onto the open bed of your vehicle.

Questions? Call 503-823-3500.

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