|Submission Date||July 15, 2011|
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design
Tier2-5: Pre-Consumer Food Waste Composting
Campus Planning + Design
Does the institution have a pre-consumer food waste composting program?:
A brief description of the pre-consumer food waste composting program:
RMCAD is not a large enough campus to have a dining hall, however there is a café and it is the only food service on campus.
The RMCAD composting program utilizes a company by the name of Waste Farmers (http://www.wastefarmers.com/composting/) to provide a program that uses a secure, contained storage approach. Waste Farmers provides RMCAD with leak-proof, covered containers and provides free training to our employees. They provide a pick-up schedule that minimizes the amount of time that organic material is stored on the RMCAD campus and they clean the containers before returning them to the RMCAD collection site.
Through Waste Farmers RMCAD composts the pre-consumer food waste from the campus ROOTS/Underground Café. Pre-consumer waste items composted via Waste Farmers are:
All food scraps, kitchen trimmings, plate scrapings, coffee grounds and filters, tea bags, meat, bones, fish, dairy products and baked goods.
Food-soiled paper. Paper cups and plates, placemats, milk cartons, waxed cardboard food and beverage boxes, napkins and paper towels.
The website URL where information about the composting program is available:
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