Compost

Minimizing Waste Across Campus 

One of Ohio State’s most ambitious goals is to achieve zero waste by 2025 by diverting 90% of waste away from landfills. Campus diversion rate performance will be significantly impacted by educating students, faculty and staff and providing ample opportunities to recycle, prevent and minimize waste. 

Contact recycle@osu.edu for more information.

 



TOP 3 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT COMPOSTING AT OHIO STATE

Learn more about composting at Ohio State.

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Napkins, paper towels, tissues

Napkins, paper towels, tissues, etc., cannot be recycled. Often, these items can be composted, but  if compost bins are not available, place in trash.

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Food

Food scraps can contaminate recyclable materials. Rinse or scrape food remnants off recyclable items before placing them in recycling bins.

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Location

If composting bins are unavailable, the compostable waste should go into the trash. 


 

Pulping System at the Ohio Union keeps waste out of landfills

PULPING SYSTEM AT THE OHIO UNION 

Sustainability is in action at the Ohio Union. Dining Services helps to operate a pulping machine that breaks down food scraps and compostable containers that are thrown into the trash. Then the material is taken to an anaerobic digestion system in Columbus, where it is converted into clean renewable energy.