Contact(s)Hope Peterson, Zero Waste Coordinator Phone: 360-650-4924 Email: ZeroWaste@wwu.edu Lena Shafer, Zero Waste Assistant Phone: 360-650-4924 Email: ZeroWasteAsst@wwu.edu
Residence Hall Composting
As of Fall 2018, on-campus residents will have the opportunity to compost in their residence hall room! Composting and recycling practices are important because they reduce landfill waste, greenhouse gases, and the impact on communities near landfills; convert would-be waste into a useful product; and composting is cheaper to dispose of than landfill waste. Students should empty their compost bin at least once per week (though twice may be necessary in warmer months) into a FoodPlus! receptacle outside their hall. It’s recommended that students rinse or wipe out the bucket and obtain biodegradable liners at the front desk of their community as needed, free of charge. Make sure to compost all food in addition to paper towels, all ‘plastics’ marked PLA 7 and coffee cups and lids (from on-campus eateries only) as well as pizza boxes.
This initiative was was coordinated by three Sustainability Representative Program Mentors; if you’d like to get involved in sustainability efforts in the residence halls, click here.