|Submission Date||July 22, 2014|
Manager for Custodial Services
Buidings and Grounds Services
The College Committee on Sustainability has re-designed more effective signage on bins, provided senior housing with compost bins free of charge, and publicized non-food and food waste audits, and helped teach students during Freshman Orientation week about how to properly recycle, compost, and use trash bins.
Student organizations "Challah for Hunger" and "Slow Food" both support food donation programs monetarily, both outside and within the local community.
The main kitchens for both of Vassar's main dining areas collect all food preparation and other pre-consumer food waste for composting. The Vassar Experimental Garden runs an on-campus composting program where students may discard compostable food and non-food waste or it may be disposed of in multiple bins located at the Senior Housing areas and dining establishments.
Vassar College collects pre and post-consumer food waste and uses compostable disposable dishes, cups and flatware in the Retreat.
|Yes or No|
|Paper, plastics, glass, metals, and other recyclable containers||Yes|
|Food for animals||---|
|Plant materials composting||Yes|
|Animal bedding composting||---|
|White goods (i.e. appliances)||Yes|
|Residence hall move-in/move-out waste||Yes|
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