Trash can be heavy, mostly due to the food waste. If food is thrown into the trash, it costs the University money to haul it to the landfill 73 miles away and then it ends up just sitting there for years, unused. Penn State has a better use for unwanted food. Turn it into rich compost that can be used instead of chemical fertilizers to make our flower beds and bushes thrive. To get this waste to our compost center, just two miles from core campus, we need your help. Deposit your unwanted food, paper plates and other compostable materials into the green bins around campus. Use these links provided to learn more about composting on campus, as well as creating compost at home.
Composting Resources by Type
Guides and Checklists
Presentations and PDFs
- Composting Basics - Powerpoint Presentation