This represents the largest single category of solid waste going into Georgia's landfills. Emory Recycles continues its mission to establish a comprehensive composting program for Emory's campus. Composting organic materials has a direct return in creating a usable soil amendment that is used on campus grounds.
Our composting program collects food waste, animal bedding and wood waste from campus and sends it to an industrial composting facility.
Compost collection equipment can be found in bathrooms and kitchen areas as well as recycling rooms in Residence Halls. Please take any food, paper soiled by food, and wax paper products to a compost collection container.
Compost collections are available for special events involving food waste.. Make your next event zero-waste - contact Deena Keeler, 727-9275.
Campus Composting program totals for 2018
|Animal Bedding||264.99 tons|
|Wood Waste||44.59 tons|
|Food Waste Pre-Consumer||1612.80 tons|
|Food Waste Post-Consumer||179.03 tons|