Food/Organic Matter

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We are COMPOSTING

Since October of 2013, UW-Platteville is diverting approximately 300 lbs of post-consumer food waste EACH DAY from the landfill. We began the project in Bridgeway Commons, where an area farmer (who also happens to be a UW-Platteville student) is picking up the waste daily and taking it to his farm. Bridgeway is a relatively easy place to start a compost program since there is very minimal food packaging and all food waste is scraped off of plates by kitchen staff. Compost elsewhere on campus becomes more complicated because the everyone will need work together to separate their own food waste from other waste.

At present, the campus or city does not have a communal compost site for food waste (they do have a yardwaste compost site). If you live off campus in a house, composting can be quite easy. Here is some information on how to do it. 

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