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Composting

The college diverts over 1,000 pounds of food scraps from the landfill daily.  It's not wasted, it's compost! 
In the Dining Halls, Residences & at Special Events
Residence Hall Compost Poster

In the Dining Halls, Residences & at Special Events

The dining hall program is mostly behind the scenes in the kitchen – Chartwells employees collect food production scraps (preconsumption) as well as food waste (postconsumer). A B&G employee takes the containers from the eating facilities at Kline, Manor Cafe, and Down the Road Cafe to the compost pile at the Recycle Yard. We collect all types of scraps, including dairy and meat through this program.

In the residence halls, students use a green food scrap container.  Environmental Services moves the contents curbside.  We do not collect meat, dairy or liquids/soups through this system. 

Special Event? Ask Chartwells for a compost setup. 
New this year - we have Bag To Earth compostable bags - composting is easy with these one-way bags,


Bard was number one in the country in 2009, 2012 and 2014 for the
Recyclemania Food Scrap Competition!  We diverted over 2000 pounds daily during the competition.