Get Your Bucket for the Composting Initiative

The WSA is pleased to support the creation of a new student group to help us address the reduction of our waste in a reinvigorated composting program. This new Composting Committee will be holding information sessions this Wednesday (11/11) and Thursday (11/12) at 8 p.m. in Usdan 110. We encourage all students who live in a residence with a kitchen to attend the meeting and engage in this new composting program. Diverting one pound of waste to a composting process can prevent six pounds of CO2 emissions. And, composting is just as easy as taking out the trash!

The only thing you need is a 5-gallon bucket to collect food waste and some basic information about what can be composted. The best part is that these resources are free through the Composting Committee with the help of Physical Plant and the Green Fund. Once you have everything, you simply need to take the food waste out and put it into a nearby composting container when your bucket fills up. The container (with a little help form the Composting Committee) will do all of the work for you!

Again, please join us this Wednesday and Thursday at 8:00 p.m. in Usdan 110. Free apple crisp will be provided for those students who attend the information sessions. If you have any questions, please e-mail or visit the website at

Thank you, Melody Oliphant ’13, WSA Representative and Josh Levine ’12, Sustainability Coordinator