Dining Waste Composting Project
Grinnell College is currently composting approximately 51 tons of food waste during the school year. All food waste, including paper products, is sent through a pulping machine. The resulting organic matter is collected in barrels and taken to a local farm each morning. This matter is combined with wood chips at the compost site. The farmer spreads the resulting compost at least twice a year. Collecting the pulped food also allows for the indirect tracking of food waste. To learn more about this click here.