Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.73
Liaison Lindsey Lyons
Submission Date April 30, 2012
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Dickinson College
OP-T2-8: PostConsumer Food Waste Composting

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Kristen Williams
Financial Analyst
Facilities Management
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Does the institution have a postconsumer food waste composting program?:

A brief description of the postconsumer food waste composting program:

Food waste is collected after meals in the dining hall and processed through an industrial pulper. In addition, all disposable items in the dining hall are compostable and are run through the pulper. Materials processed with the pulper is then sent to the college’s organic farm to be composted and used as a soil supplement.

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

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

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

The percentage of conference meals for which postconsumer composting is available:

The website URL where information about the composting program is available:

The percentage of postconsumer composted at conferences is unknown. For example, at our Seeding the Future Conference in October 2011, the Dickinson College Organic Farm ensured that all event had compost receptacles available following a meal. Dickinson hosts many conferences, however, that do not make this an organizational priority. We hope to restitute this via CSE working with Conference Services over the next year to make composting available at all events.

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