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Composting Made Easy at Loyola University Chicago

Loyola's Compost Bucket Program Offers a Convenient Way to Reduce Waste

Loyola started composting food scraps from Simpson Dining Hall in 2012. By the end of the year, the efforts had diverted 62 tons of food scraps from landfills. The program eventually expanded to all dining halls on the Lake Shore and Water Tower Campuses, making it easy for the Loyola community to turn their discarded food scraps into compost that helps build healthy soil. Today, Ramblers divert around 250 tons of organic waste from the Water Tower and Lake Shore Campuses from the landfill annually.

Loyola's compost bucket program allows individuals to conveniently compost food scraps from campus offices, dorm rooms, and off-campus student apartments. Participating students, faculty, and staff receive a bucket to collect compostable food waste, and they can drop off their food scraps at campus collection sites weekly. The program is available on the Lake Shore and Water Tower Campuses during the academic year. Learn more and get involved here.

-- Video by Michael Chopra