Organic Farm Compost Program
Our Residential Compost program is a huge step in the direction towards making our campus a closed-loop system. Composting buckets are provided to each apartment building to collect food scraps, and are available by request for students in buildings A, B, C, and D (buckets are also available in the Freshman Housing composting/recycling centers in these buildings). Compost is collected at four locations in Housing: the Freshman Housing Courtyard, the Soup Loop (2 collection sites), and at the MODs.
Staff from the Student-Run Compost Facility at The Organic Farm on campus collect the material, and make it into compost that is used to fertilize the fields on The Organic Farm and in Community Gardens. Food from the farm is sold on-campus, closing the loop of food waste and nutrient cycling.
Acceptable Materials differ from those with the Food Plus Recycling Program but include:
Vegetables, fruit, meat/fish with small bones, dairy, bread, pasta, rice, other grains, fats, oils, and bio bags.
Unacceptable Materials include:
Paper products, chemicals, detergents, twisty-ties, nut shells, oyster/clam shells, produce stickers, human/pet waste, milk cartons, coffee cups, biodegradable corn/plastic wares.
To pick up a free compost container contact the RAD Sustainability Coordinator at RADsustainability@evergreen.edu.
Watch this video explaining composting in Residential Campus
Download a RAD Compost Sign for your room or kitchen! (pdf)