About Organics on campus
Plant Operations now has the capacity to accommodate Organics collection near all food service locations and for use in small to medium sized staff lounges and kitchenettes. Countertop, Curbside and Multistream receptacle will be serviced by Custodial staff.
Contamination is when an item is placed in the wrong stream. Be aware that sorting waste at home is different than on-campus, the UW waste programs accept different items. Please consult the organics sorting guide when you are unsure if an item can be placed into the organics stream.
Bones and shells are food waste and can be placed in the Organics (green) receptacle.
Coffee grounds and coffee filters are food waste and can be placed in the Organics (green) receptacle.
Coffee filters are food waste and can be placed in the Organics (green) receptacle.
COMPOSTABLE BAGS (BPI CERTIFIED)
Bags must be BPI certified - do not use regular plastic bags.
COMPOSTABLE CONTAINERS AND CUTLERY
Certified compostable containers and cutlery can be placed in the Organics (green) receptacle. Wooden chopsticks, toothpicks and stir sticks should be placed in the Garbage (black) receptacle.
Food waste can be placed in the Organics (green) bins, which will be available in main Food Services locations across campus. Please do not place any plastic packaging into the organics receptacles!
Food waste includes:
- Food scraps
- Coffee grounds
Please make sure you collect your organics in a certified compostable bag.
Campus Compost also has several bins where you can drop off food waste for collection in our on-site composter. For all locations, visit the Campus Compost website.
Non-plastic tea bags are food waste and can be placed in the Organics (green) receptacle. Please place plastic tea bags into the Garbage (black) receptacle.