Dept. of Public Worms manages the compost program at both complexes for Family Student Housing. Please see below for information about each location, and what foods we can accept in the Earth Machine Collection Receptacles.

Compost Guidelines

DO Compost:

  • Fruit & Vegetable Scraps
  • Beans
  • Rice
  • Coffee Grounds & Paper Filters
  • Paper Tea Bags
  • Egg SHELLS
  • Flowers

DON’T Compost:

  • Meat, Fish, & Bones
  • Dairy – Cheeses, Yogurt, Milk, Sour Cream, etc.
  • Cooked Foods
  • Bread, & Pasta, or Cereal
  • Oils
  • Paper Towels & Napkins
  • Any Plastic Bags – No Compostable Bags
  • Pet Waste
  • Diapers

 

In order to reduce pests, protect our workers, and produce the best compost possible, we can only accept certain foods. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation!

We also greatly appreciate that all trash, recyclables, and yard waste goes into the appropriate brown, blue, and green bins.

Thank you!

 

Bread went stale? Try making some bread pudding, or go feed the birds! Unfortunately, bread mold can be dangerous, and things like stale bagels are extremely hard to process in our compost systems.

Storke Complex

Compost Receptacles are located on each end of the garden area on the south end of the residential complex by the playground and wetland areas.

The Finished Compost is located on the South East End of the gardens near the bike path.

Please do not take compost unless it is clearly marked as finished!

Storke Garden Map 2016

West Campus

Compost Receptacles are located on each end of the garden area on the south end of the residential complex.

The Finished Compost is located on the South, Central End of the gardens near the avocado tree and manure pile close to Slough Road.

Please do not take compost unless it is clearly marked as finished!

West Campus Gardens Map 2016

Earth Machines Earth Machines on the east side of the garden area.