Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.13
Liaison Keisha Payson
Submission Date July 11, 2013
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Bowdoin College
OP-T2-23: Landscape Waste Composting

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Keisha Payson
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainable Bowdoin
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Does the institution compost or mulch waste from grounds keeping, including grass trimmings?:

A brief description of the composting or mulching program:

Organic material is collected and a contractor removes it and incorporates the material in their compost. Some compost is used on campus along with mulch which is purchased from another vendor. While the majority of Dining Service food waste is sent to a nearby farm for animal feed rather than composted, they work with a local vendor to compost the waste from their two largest outdoor meals, the Commencement Lobster Bake and the Convocation Lobster Bake.

The percentage of landscape waste that is mulched or composted onsite:

The percentage of landscape waste that is mulched or composted off-site:

The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:

All of the landscape waste that is composted is mulched or composted off-site. Some of it returns to Bowdoin, some of it goes elsewhere.

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