Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2014
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Colorado State University
OP-T2-8: PostConsumer Food Waste Composting

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Tonie Miyamoto
Director of Communications and Sustainability
Housing and Dining Services
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Does the institution have a postconsumer food waste composting program?:
Yes

A brief description of the postconsumer food waste composting program:

Pulpers installed at Ram’s Horn, Braiden, And Durrell dining center mix all of the food and paper waste with water, and then grind up the material. This slurry is then taken by pipe to a centrifuge, which removes excess water and recycles it through the system. The pulped organic waste is emptied into collection containers outside the building. This pulped material is perfect for composting because it is already broken down into small pieces. The pulpers have helped reduce the waste stream in the dining halls by up to 70% and reduced water use by 80%.


The percentage of overall meals for which postconsumer composting is available:
57

The percentage of meal plan meals for which postconsumer composting is available:
100

The percentage of retail facilities for which postconsumer composting is available:
40

The percentage of conference meals for which postconsumer composting is available:
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The website URL where information about the composting program is available:

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