Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Seth Vidaña
Submission Date Feb. 6, 2013
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Western Washington University
OP-T2-8: PostConsumer 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 postconsumer food waste composting program?:
Yes

A brief description of the postconsumer food waste composting program:

Composting containers are placed in strategic locations across campus with specific concentrations in high-use academic buildings, commons areas, and dining facilities. Post-consumer waste constitutes the majority Western’s compostable material and includes food scraps along with biodegradable wrappers, containers, and plant-based dining-ware. Compost and recycling is collected and processed by a local waste management company.


The percentage of overall meals for which postconsumer composting is available:
100

The percentage of meal plan meals for which postconsumer composting is available:
100

The percentage of retail facilities for which postconsumer composting is available:
100

The percentage of conference meals for which postconsumer composting is available:
100

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

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