|Submission Date||Feb. 20, 2013|
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
OP-T2-7: Pre-Consumer Food Waste Composting
Does the institution have a pre-consumer food waste composting program?:
A brief description of the pre-consumer food waste composting program:
Beginning February of 2011, UNCG Dining Services entered into an agreement with Brooks Contractor
Composting Service (http://www.brookscontractor.com/) to haul both food waste and compostable items from the Dining Hall and Catering Operations on campus to their facility in Goldston, NC. UNCG Dining Services staff collects pre-consumer food waste from kitchen preparation areas. This food waste is placed in a specially marked compost dumpster located behind the Dining Hall. Brooks services the dumpster three days a week. Total material composted, including both pre- and post-consumer waste, is averaging 11 tons per month.
The overall percentage of meals for which pre-consumer scraps are composted:
The percentage of meal plan meals for which pre-consumer scraps are composted:
The percentage of retail facility meals for which pre-consumer scraps are composted:
The percentage of conference meals for which pre-consumer scraps are composted:
The website URL where information about the composting program is available:
Information provided by Ben Kunka, Manager of UNCG's Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling.