Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Seth Vidaña
Submission Date Feb. 6, 2013
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Western Washington University
OP-T2-7: Pre-Consumer Food Waste Composting

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Lindsey Juen
Sustainable Dining Coordinator
Campus Dining
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Does the institution have a pre-consumer food waste composting program?:
Yes

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

Dining halls and markets are equipped with “blue barrel” containers for recyclable metals and plastics associated with food preparation, cooking, and/or baking, and general trash disposal. Dishwashing areas usually contain compost-specific containers. Although compost is typically used for post-consumer waste they also serve as receptacles for pre-consumer foods that cannot be prepared due to expiration, or for food scraps generated in the preparation process. Compost and recycling is collected and processed by a local waste management company.


The overall percentage of meals for which pre-consumer scraps are composted:
100

The percentage of meal plan meals for which pre-consumer scraps are composted:
100

The percentage of retail facility meals for which pre-consumer scraps are composted:
100

The percentage of conference meals for which pre-consumer scraps are composted:
100

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

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