Composting Program

YELLOW IS THE NEXT GREEN THING!

Bright yellow compost bins are located in the main floor foyers of each building on campus, ready to receive discarded food waste and other organic material — everything from banana peels to coffee grounds.  Smaller bins will also be placed in the collegia and lunchrooms across campus.  Three times a week, Facilities Management will collect the organic material from the bins in the foyer areas and add it to the campus composter — a giant (4,000 lb capacity) Earth Tub.  The decomposition process will produce a  product to enhance soil quality in campus gardens and flower beds, keeping these organics out of the landfill.

 

United Landscapes staff adding campus compost to the soil.