Composting at K is a community-based, student-directed and staff-supported program.
We convert the food waste produced in the Cafeteria, as well as campus residential Living Learning Houses, The Book Club, off campus houses, and several campus offices into rich organic material in The Grove (wooded area behind Trowbridge and the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership).
We believe that it is in collaboration with our food waste and the nonhuman helpers that convert them into the nutrient-dense building blocks of our on-campus gardens that we begin to understand who we are becoming, and how we can strengthen our community.
How to Participate
- If you eat in the Dining Hall, you participate by sending any food scraps back to the kitchen that get composted with My Green Michigan.
- If you generate food waste and live in a Living Learning House or if you work in an on-campus office you can become part of Campus Compost Rounds. Fill out a Bucket Request Form to join!
- During Fall and Spring Term, join us for Community Composting on Sundays at 10 AM to 12 PM.
- Students can sign up for a Physical Education course, called PED 128 Composting: Worms, Waste, and Well-being fall and spring terms.
- This is a video guide for students composting food waste from their dorms during the pandemic
Questions? Want to get involved? Email: Composting@kzoo.edu