Where to Compost

On-Campus Dining Facilities

There are collection stations for compostables located in The Marketplace, Fieldside, The E Cafe and (soon-to-be) sorority dining. These locations collect food scraps and compostable dinnerware, which then gets picked up and taken to our compost system located in the Campus Garden.

Upper Division Student Housing: Fraternities

Each fraternity is responsible for establishing their own composting program for the house. There may be someone in the house who will volunteer to be a composting advocate. This person could be a a brother, cook or custodian. If there is already a recycling advocate in the house, it may make sense that this person also be the composting advocate. This advocate educates the house community about composting and helps facilitate the house program. Request a compost bin here.

Upper Division Student Housing: Sororities

Currently, sorority staff are working towards composting and recycling all food scraps and dinnerware used in the sorority houses. Coming soon, there will be large trash cans for collecting compost near the large recycling bins in the dining areas.

Theme Houses

Each theme house is responsible for establishing their own composting program for the house. There may be someone in the house who will volunteer to be a composting advocate. If there is already a recycling advocate in the house, it may make sense that this person also be the composting advocate. This advocate educates the house community about composting and helps facilitate the house program. Request a compost bin here.

Off-Campus Housing: Lexington and Rockbridge County

No composting services are provided by the University for off campus housing. But, if you are interested in establishing your own compost bin at home, contact Nicole Poulin, Campus Garden Manager, for more information.