November 22, 2010

Composting Update

The Blugold Dining composing program has been in effect for almost two years now. Back in January 2009 we entered into a partnership with Veolia Environmental Services and became one of the first commercial facilities in Wisconsin to offer composting as an environmentally friendly, waste disposal alternative.

On average, Blugold Dining composts about 18,000 pounds of food and packaging each week from UW-Eau Claire. This environmental effort will conserve space in local landfills as well as reduce methane emissions by turning food and other waste materials into nutrient-rich soil.

Remember to look for the green composting containers located throughout Davies Center and Hilltop Recreation Center. All food scraps (besides bones) and most of our packaging is compostable! We appreciate your effort in helping us reduce our carbon footprint.

Keep up the great work!

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