1/16/2014 Peter Durantine

Composting Begins Friday, Jan. 17

  • compost dining hall Food scraps, paper plates, plastic utensils -- composting begins in the dining hall om Jan. 17. 

Friday January 17th, is a big day for sustainability at F&M. Starting at breakfast, post-consumer food scraps along with napkins and other compostables will be collect at D Hall. Collection from the prep kitchen began in November and has gone beautifully. This initiative follows recommendations in our Sustainability Master Plan and will make a nice dent in our municipal solid waste numbers. The materials will be composted at the Terra-Gro facility in Manheim Township.

Thanks to all in F&O, the Wohlsen Center, Sodexo, EAA,  and to the volunteers who are making this happen! Please do your part by disposing of various wastes in the manner specified in D Hall. See below.
Food scraps of all sorts
paper napkins
paper plates from KiVO
paper condiment cups from KIVO
compostable plastic cups from KIVO
Not compostable:
Plastic eating utensils from KIVO These will soon be of the compostable variety, but not quite yet! 
Conventional plastics
Plastic bags and wrap (i.e. ice bags)
food wrappers
liquids and ice
bowling balls (just wanted to see if you were still reading!)
Tom Simpson
Sustainability Coordinator
Wohlsen Center for the Sustainable Environment
Franklin and Marshall College
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