Residence Hall Composting
The Office of Sustainability, in partnership with the Physical Plant, Sustainable Development Department, University Housing, and Watauga Residential College began composting in every residence hall on campus as of fall 2018.
Students interested in participating in this program provide their own compost collection container and are responsible for maintaining and emptying their own food waste. To assist students, Sustainability Ambassadors do compost sorting and education called “Canning Compost Contamination” in each residence hall regularly, and every student who lives on campus received a door hanger that explains the process and accepted items.
Items for composting:
- All leftover food
- Empty Pizza boxes
- Paper - To-Go Boxes, Napkins, Paper towels, Wax deli paper
- Coffee filters & grounds
- Items labeled “compostable”
- Tea bags
- Landfill Items
Please place compost ONLY in the bin labeled
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