Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.70
Liaison Whitney Crooks
Submission Date April 27, 2012
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Red River College Polytechnic
OP-T2-7: Pre-Consumer Food Waste Composting

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Sara MacArthur
Sustainability Manager
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Does the institution have a pre-consumer food waste composting program?:

A brief description of the pre-consumer food waste composting program:

RRC has operated a pre-consumer compost program at the Notre Dame Campus since 2002.

Our compost program is a team effort between Food Services, Culinary Arts, the Grounds Department and the Red River Recyclers.

Here’s how it works:
Pre-consumer waste (e.g. fruit and veggie scraps, egg shells, coffee grounds) is collected in nine Culinary Arts and Food Services kitchens.
The Recycling Team collects organics from the kitchens on a daily basis. The organics are weighed and recorded on a tracking sheet before they are transported to the loading dock and dumped into tractors/ front end loaders. The Grounds department then transports the organics to the compost site.
The finished compost is used to fertilize the College’s flower beds, which saves the College about $1000 in topsoil costs every year.

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

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