Campus Recycling works with departments and buildings on the Corvallis campus to compost food waste. Please review the information below and then contact us to make arrangements for what will work best for you and your department.
How the Program Works
Collect food waste in a break room and dump it into an outdoor compost cart that we service. This works well for both small and large departments who are willing to engage the department/building occupants to participate.
An outdoor compost cart located at or near your building (serviced weekly)
A lidded bucket for indoor use - the department will be responsible for washing and emptying into the outdoor cart
The department may choose either a 2-gallon pail with a flip-top lid or a 6-gallon bucket with a screw-on lid. A 6-gallon bucket will be provided for outdoor use; if this capacity is insufficient, please inform us so that it can be exchanged for a 90-gallon roll-cart.
Help communicating with and engaging your department/building so the bin is utilized (via emailing, signage, presentations, word-of-mouth, etc)
A designated person to maintain the indoor bucket (empty about 2 times per week, wash container periodically)
What is accepted: All food waste (including animal products) and some fibers (napkins, coffee filters, and paper towels).
Who's Composting so far?
Below is a list of departments who are already part of the program!
- College of Business
- Department Rep(s): Laura Rees & Brian Gibbons
- 4 Lidded 2-Gal Pails
Burt & Wilkionson Halls
- EOA Sciences
- Contact: Dawn Marie Gaid
- 8 Lidded 2-Gal Pails
Kerr Administration Building
- Office of the Registrar
- Department Rep(s): Karren Cholewinski
- 1 Lidded 2-Gal Pail
- College of Forestry
- Department Rep(s): Irene Shoppy
- 1 6-Gal Bucket
The Valley Library
- Department Rep(s): Uta Hussong-Christian
- 5 Lidded 2-Gal
- University Ombuds Office
- Department Rep(s): Shalece Rains
- 1 Lidded 2-Gal Pail
- Sustainability Office & Transportation Services
- Department Rep(s): Brandon Trelstad & Sarah Bronstien
- 2 Lidded 2-Gal Pail & 1 6-Gal Bucket
- 3 Carts
Your question may already be answered on our FAQ page.
Fill out our department compost request form.
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