Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.18
Liaison Kelli O'Day
Submission Date Sept. 13, 2013
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University of California, Davis
OP-T2-8: PostConsumer Food Waste Composting

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Camille Kirk
Director of Sustainability and Campus Sustainability Planner
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a postconsumer food waste composting program?:

A brief description of the postconsumer food waste composting program:

Dining Services Composting - Pre- and post-consumer food waste (meat, dairy, eggs, left-over food) and other organic materials (compostable items, paper products, napkins, etc.) is collected by UC Davis Dining Services in all three Resident Dining rooms, the Gunrock Pub, University Catering, Scrubs Cafe, Starbucks at the ARC and the Aggie Stadium. This organic matter is shipped to Zamora Composting Facility, 30 miles from campus, and turned into nutrient rich compost for local farms and vintners.

Residence Hall Composting - Dining Services partners with UC Davis Student Housing to promote organic waste diversion in the campus residence halls. The Aggie Ware program, a reusable dish ware and composting program for residence hall floor programming.

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:

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